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Description: Martello Tower No 8
Date Listed: 11 March 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 175414
OS Grid Reference: TR1942035233
OS Grid Coordinates: 619420, 135233
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0745, 1.1309
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TR 13 NE 13/19C
Built in l806 as part of the coast defences. Circular tower built of brick with
walls 51/2 ft to 6 ft thick. In the centre is a brick pillar with vaulted arches
springing from it. On the ground floor was the magazine and above it quarters
for the garrison divided into 2 rooms with a gun emplacement on the roof. Ditch
with ramparts lined with ashlar. The ditch has been filled up on the north side.
Door about 2 ft above the ground.
Listing NGR: TR1942035233
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Source: English Heritage
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