Description: South Martello Tower Approximately 200 Metres East of Bristol Hill on the Site of Former Hms Ganges,
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
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TM 23 SW SHOTLEY off BRISTOL HILL
6/55 South Martello Tower approx
200 metres east of Bristol
Hill on the site of former
HMS Ganges, Royal Naval
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
Source: English Heritage
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