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The Martello Tower on the Beach at Pevensey Bay to the North West of the Other Martello Tower in Wes, Westham

Description: The Martello Tower on the Beach at Pevensey Bay to the North West of the Other Martello Tower in Wes

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 August 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 295778

OS Grid Reference: TQ6490402649
OS Grid Coordinates: 564904, 102649
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7999, 0.3387

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 Martello Tower
on the beach at
Pevensey Bay to the
north-west of the
other Martello Tower in
Westham Parish
TQ 60 SW 25/253


Not inhabited. Built in 1806 as a coastal defence. Circular tower of red
brick with walls 5 and a half to 6 ft thick, originally coated with cement.
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 outside.
Above were quarters for the garrison divided into 2 rooms with 2 round-headed
window and the only entrance 20 ft above ground level. A small modern concrete
pill-box has been added to the roof in the last war.

Listing NGR: TQ6490402649

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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