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Martello Tower No 2

A Grade II Listed Building in Folkestone, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0884 / 51°5'18"N

Longitude: 1.197 / 1°11'49"E

OS Eastings: 623980

OS Northings: 136980

OS Grid: TR239369

Mapcode National: GBR W1W.PFS

Mapcode Global: FRA F6D7.N5G

Entry Name: Martello Tower No 2

Listing Date: 29 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262942

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175449

Location: Folkestone, Shepway, Kent, CT19

County: Kent

District: Shepway

Civil Parish: Folkestone

Built-Up Area: Folkestone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

SCHEDULE
1.
5281 WEAR BAY ROAD

TR 23 NW 10/16B Martello Tower N?2
(SP/701)
II G V
2.
Martello Tower, residentially converted in later C20. Built 1806, as a gun-post
against a possible Napoleonic invasion, to plans by Colonel Twiss and Captain Ford.
Brick walls, rendered. Two storeys. Circular building, but with walls tapering
inwards as they rise; flat roof. Original first floor door on SW converted
to a window; entrance now at ground floor on east. Two original first floor
openings also retained on SW close to original doorway, but with C20 windows
inserted. Four other windows also closely spaced on this side of tower.
Interior: retains centre brick pier and brick vaulting at first and ground
floors; magazine on east at ground floor. Original corbel for floors at
first floor level. One of three Miartello rowers in Wear Bay Road, these three
comprising the eastern-most of the whole series in this part of Kent.


Listing NGR: TR2398036980

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