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Martello Tower, Bawdsey

Description: Martello Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 285383

OS Grid Reference: TM3659342546
OS Grid Coordinates: 636593, 242546
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0308, 1.4477

Location: Bawdsey, Suffolk IP12 3BE

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

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Listing Text

TM 34 SE
(South End)
Martello Tower
Defensive tower. c.1810-1812. Col Twiss and Capt Ford. Rendered brick
with ashlar dressings. Three storeys. Tear-drop shaped plan, the sharper
end facing east towards the sea. Battered walls. At ground level is a C20
door opening facing north west and a large cambered-headed window opening
faces north. 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 sill which is now approached by a set of C20 concrete steps. To the
roof is a C20 glazed porch.

Listing NGR: TM3659342546

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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