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Martello Tower Number 25, Dymchurch

Description: Martello Tower Number 25

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 April 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 175511

OS Grid Reference: TR1001229036
OS Grid Coordinates: 610012, 129036
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0223, 0.9932

Location: Dymchurch Road, Dymchurch, Kent TN29 0PX

Locality: Dymchurch
Local Authority: Shepway District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN29 0PX

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Listing Text

A259, (East side)
Martello Tower, No.25

23.05.85 II

Martello Tower. 1806. Brick, covered in plain render. Circular, slightly tapering tower about 30 feet high. Walls said to be 51/2-6 feet thick. Renewed shallow domed roof surrounded by projecting cement-rendered coping. 2 small C20 casements, one to north and one to south, with cills about 12 feet up. 2 small ventilation grilles towards base. Vertical door with proud architrave and segmental head, with cill about 10 feet up, on west side. T-shaped recess below cill with surround continued from door architrave. Plaque over doorway. No external steps at time of re-survey. C20 door to ground floor. Interior gutted. One of a series of towers built in 1806 as gunposts against a possible Napoleonic invasion. Stands immediately behind sea wall. See High Street (east side) Martello Tower No.24 and Hythe Road (east side) Martello Tower No.23.

Listing NGR: TR1001229036

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Source: English Heritage

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