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Description: Martello Tower No 23
Date Listed: 23 April 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 175523
OS Grid Reference: TR1126030456
OS Grid Coordinates: 611260, 130456
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0346, 1.0118
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TR 113 304 DYMCHURCH HYTHE ROAD
4/65 Martello Tower No.23
Martello Tower, 1806. Brick covered with cement render. Circular, slightly
tapering tower about 30 feet high. Said to have walls 5½-6 feet thick. Project-
ing cement rendered stone coping to shallow domed roof. 2 recessed glazing
bar sashes, one to north and one to south with cills about 12 feet up. Small
grilles below towards base. Vertical door to west with cill about 10 feet
up, with proud architrave and segmental head. T-shaped recess under cill
surrounded by continuation of architrave of door. No external steps at time
of re-survey. Plaque over doorway. Interior: not inspected, but said to
have central brick pillar with vaulted arches, magazine on ground floor
and 2 rooms as quarters for garrison above. One of a series built in 1806
as gunposts against a possible Napoleonic invasion. Stands immediately behind
sea wall. See also Dymchurch Road (east side), Martello Tower No. 25 and
High Street (east side), Martello Tower No. 24.
Listing NGR: TR1051029990
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Source: English Heritage
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