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Martello Tower No 24

A Grade II Listed Building in Dymchurch, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0242 / 51°1'27"N

Longitude: 0.9955 / 0°59'43"E

OS Eastings: 610164

OS Northings: 129252

OS Grid: TR101292

Mapcode National: GBR SZR.LJ3

Mapcode Global: FRA D6ZD.TXK

Entry Name: Martello Tower No 24

Listing Date: 23 April 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061124

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175512

Location: Dymchurch, Shepway, Kent, TN29

County: Kent

District: Shepway

Civil Parish: Dymchurch

Built-Up Area: Dymchurch

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

TR 101 292 DYMCHURCH HIGH STREET
(A259)
(east side)

4/54 Martello Tower No.24

II

Martello Tower. 1806. Brick, covered in channelled cement render. Circular,
slightly tapering tower about 30 feet high. Walls said to be 5½-6 feet
thick. Shallow domed roof surrounded by projecting cement-rendered coping.
2 small horned recessed glazing bar sashes, one to north and one to south
with cills about 12 feet up. 2 small ventilation grilles towards base.
Vertical door with proud architrave and segmental head, with cill about 10
feet up, on west side. T-shaped recess below cill with surround continued
from door architrave. Flagpole and gun mounted on done. No.24 on plaque
over doorway. Now reached by external C20 metal staircase. Interior:
not inspected, but said to contain central brick pillar with vaulted arches,
magazine on ground floor and 2 rooms as quarters for garrison on first floor.
One of a series built in 1806 as gunposts against a possible Napoleonic
invasion. Stands immediately behind sea wall. Scheduled Ancient Monument.
See also High Street (east side) Martello Tower No.25 and Hythe Road (east
side) Martello Tower No.23. __ _____


Listing NGR: TR1016429252

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