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Martello Tower No 6

A Grade II Listed Building in Folkestone, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0754 / 51°4'31"N

Longitude: 1.1425 / 1°8'33"E

OS Eastings: 620230

OS Northings: 135374

OS Grid: TR202353

Mapcode National: GBR V0P.FPH

Mapcode Global: FRA F688.YR9

Entry Name: Martello Tower No 6

Listing Date: 11 March 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1068919

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175256

Location: Sandgate, Shepway, Kent, CT20

County: Kent

District: Shepway

Civil Parish: Sandgate

Built-Up Area: Folkestone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

1.
5281
Martello Tower
No 6
TR 2035 SW 8/19A
II
2.
Built in 1806 as part of the coast defences. Circular tower built of brick with
walls 5½ ft to 6 ft thick. Most of the cement coating has worn off. In the
centre is a brick pillar with vaulted arches springing from it. On the ground
floor was the magazine and above it quarters for the garrison divided into 2
rooms with a gun emplacement in the roof. Ditch with ramparts lined with brick.
Dilapidated drawbridge. 1 chimney. The door is about 6 ft above the ground.


Listing NGR: TR2023035374

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