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Martello Tower No 9, Sandgate

Description: Martello Tower No 9

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 March 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 175415

OS Grid Reference: TR1902235148
OS Grid Coordinates: 619022, 135148
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0738, 1.1252

Location: Hospital Hill, Folkestone, Kent CT20 3AT

Locality: Sandgate
Local Authority: Shepway District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT20 3AT

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Listing Text

Martello Tower
No 9
TR 13 NE 13/19D
Built in 18 6 as part of the coast defences. Circular tower built of brick with
walls 5½ ft to 6 ft thick. Most of the cement coating has peeled off. In the
centre of each is a brick pillar with vaulted arcnes springing from it. On the
ground floor was tile 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 doors are about 20 ft above the ground.

Listing NGR: TR1902235148

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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