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The Grey Tower, Westham

Description: The Grey Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 October 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 295777

OS Grid Reference: TQ6508503072
OS Grid Coordinates: 565085, 103072
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8037, 0.3415

Location: Bexhill, East Sussex BN24 6DP

Locality: Westham
Local Authority: Wealden District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN24 6DP

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Listing Text

The Grey Tower,
Pevensey Bay
TQ 60 SE 26/252 19.10.79


Martello Tower No 62.
Built in 1806 as a coast defnece. Circular tower of red brick with walls
5 and a half to 6 ft thick, originally coated with cement, now mostly peeled
off. In the centre of the inside is a brick pillar with vaulted arches springing
from it. On the ground floor was a magazine with no entrance from the ground
floor. Above were quarters for the garrison divided into 2 rooms with 2
round-headed windows and the only entrance to the building about 20 ft above
ground level. This tower has had a concrete pill box added to the roof in
the last war. Converted to a dwelling and modern windows inserted.

Listing NGR: TQ6508503072

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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