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South Martello Tower Approximately 200 Metres East of Bristol Hill on the Site of Former Hms Ganges,, Shotley

Description: South Martello Tower Approximately 200 Metres East of Bristol Hill on the Site of Former Hms Ganges,

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 February 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 277507

OS Grid Reference: TM2482933656
OS Grid Coordinates: 624829, 233656
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9559, 1.2707

Location: King Edward VII Dr, Shotley, Suffolk IP9 1PX

Locality: Shotley
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP9 1PX

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Listing Text


6/55 South Martello Tower approx
200 metres east of Bristol
Hill on the site of former
HMS Ganges, Royal Naval
Training Establishment

- II

Martello Tower. Circa 1808-1812. Roughcast brick. Stone rusticated dressings
with keystones to 4 doorways. Windows blocked. Stone coping. The large circular
tower now supports a tall metal tower with pointed leaded roof, a C20 brick look-
out room and a mast with 2 yards. The ground floor is brick vaulted, the arch
springing from a brick centre column. Built as part of defensive system to East
and South Coasts during theNapebleonic war.This tower is of the larger, elliptical
East Coast type.

Listing NGR: TM2482933656

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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