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Description: Martello Tower No 55, South of Beachside, Normans Bay
Date Listed: 23 August 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 291960
OS Grid Reference: TQ6807505306
OS Grid Coordinates: 568075, 105306
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8229, 0.3849
1. Martello Tower No 55,
5207 south of Beachside,
TQ 60 NE 4/35
One of a series of circular towers erected in 1806 for defence purposes during an invasion
scare. The walls are built of brick and are 5½-6 ft thick, covered with a coating
of cement. Doorway originally 20 ft above ground. Flat roof for gun emplacement.
This has been altered and added to for defence arrangements in the 1939-45 war.
The interior comprised a magazine and 2 floors above this.
Listing NGR: TQ6807505306
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Source: English Heritage
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