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Martello Tower at Tm 361 419, Alderton

Description: Martello Tower at Tm 361 419

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 285373

OS Grid Reference: TM3610441954
OS Grid Coordinates: 636104, 241954
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0257, 1.4402

Location: Alderton, Suffolk IP12 3BE

Locality: Alderton
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP12 3BE

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Listing Text

TM 34 SE
11/10A Martello Tower
at TM 361 419
Defensive tower. c.1810-1812. Col. Twiss and Capt. Ford. Yellow brick
with ashlar dressings. Three storeys. Tear-drop-shaped plan, the sharper
end facing east towards the sea. Battered walls. At first floor level are
a series of 4 window openings with cambered heads which have slightly
projecting ashlar surrounds with lugs to the top, centre and bottom of each
side. At the same level and facing west is a doorway with ashlar surround
and an inset ashlar ladder-slope below the cill. On the roof of this tower
is a gun emplacement of c.1939-45 built of reinforced concrete having a
projecting centre and recessed flanking walls with gun slits.

Listing NGR: TM3610041900

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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