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Wish Tower, Eastbourne

Description: Wish Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 May 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 293573

OS Grid Reference: TV6133698221
OS Grid Coordinates: 561336, 98221
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7612, 0.2862

Locality: Eastbourne
Local Authority: Eastbourne Borough Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN21 4EA

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Listing Text

Wish Tower
TV 6198 7/33


Martello Tower erected in 1806 as a defence. The walls are 8 feet thick
built of brick with a cement coating. The door is 20 feet above the ground.
Inside was a magazine with 2 rooms above it. On the roof was a gun emplace-
ment. This Tower has been largely spoiled during the 1939/1945 war by an
observation post or range finding look-out having been built on top of it with
a square roof that juts out in front.

Listing NGR: TV6133698221

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Source: English Heritage

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