Description: The Martello Tower on the Beach at Pevensey Bay to the North West of the Other Martello Tower in Wes
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
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WESTHAM PEVENSEY MARSHES
The Martello Tower
on the beach at
Pevensey Bay to the
north-west of the
other Martello Tower in
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
Source: English Heritage
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