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Martello Tower and Brick Lined Moat

A Grade II Listed Building in Tendring, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7851 / 51°47'6"N

Longitude: 1.1489 / 1°8'56"E

OS Eastings: 617285

OS Northings: 214297

OS Grid: TM172142

Mapcode National: GBR TR5.38Z

Mapcode Global: VHLD4.VDRC

Entry Name: Martello Tower and Brick Lined Moat

Listing Date: 4 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1111520

English Heritage Legacy ID: 119871

Location: Tendring, Essex, CO15

County: Essex

District: Tendring

Town: Tendring

Electoral Ward/Division: St James

Built-Up Area: Clacton-on-Sea

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Clacton St James

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

CLACTOh-ON-SEA MARINE PARADE WEST
TM 11 SE
11/11 Martello Tower and
brick lined moat
II
Martello Tower now a Coast Guard station. Circa 1808-12. Vari-coloured brick,
made at Grays, Essex. Stone parapet, rusticated stone dressings to 4 windows
and a door at half height. Unlike the other Clacton Defence Towers this one had
a moat, glacis and outer battery. The brick lined moat still survives, the wall
being approximately 7 metres tall and the moat base 8 metres wide. Taking 4
years and built at a cost of approximately £5000 the situation was considered
too unhealthy and the garrison was stationed at Weeley. Erosion by sea has
claimed the battery. Kenneth Walker The History of Clacton, 1966.


Listing NGR: TM1728514297

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