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Martello Tower at Tm 361 419

A Grade II Listed Building in Alderton, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0257 / 52°1'32"N

Longitude: 1.4402 / 1°26'24"E

OS Eastings: 636104

OS Northings: 241955

OS Grid: TM361419

Mapcode National: GBR WR3.YS9

Mapcode Global: VHM8L.XB7X

Entry Name: Martello Tower at Tm 361 419

Listing Date: 31 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1030773

English Heritage Legacy ID: 285373

Location: Alderton, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP12

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Alderton

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Alderton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

ALDERTON
TM 34 SE
11/10A Martello Tower
at TM 361 419
GV II
Defensive tower. c.1810-1812. Col. Twiss and Capt. Ford. Yellow brick
with ashlar dressings. Three storeys. Tear-drop-shaped plan, the sharper
end facing east towards the sea. Battered walls. At first floor level are
a series of 4 window openings with cambered heads which have slightly
projecting ashlar surrounds with lugs to the top, centre and bottom of each
side. At the same level and facing west is a doorway with ashlar surround
and an inset ashlar ladder-slope below the cill. On the roof of this tower
is a gun emplacement of c.1939-45 built of reinforced concrete having a
projecting centre and recessed flanking walls with gun slits.


Listing NGR: TM3610041900

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