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Martello Tower Number 25

A Grade II Listed Building in Dymchurch, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0223 / 51°1'20"N

Longitude: 0.9932 / 0°59'35"E

OS Eastings: 610012

OS Northings: 129036

OS Grid: TR100290

Mapcode National: GBR SZQ.ZWF

Mapcode Global: FRA D6ZD.SX3

Entry Name: Martello Tower Number 25

Listing Date: 23 April 1985

Last Amended: 25 February 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1344174

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175511

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 100 290 DYMCHURCH DYMCHURCH ROAD
A259, (East side)
437/4/53
Martello Tower, No.25

23.05.85 II

Martello Tower. 1806. Brick, covered in plain render. Circular, slightly tapering tower about 30 feet high. Walls said to be 51/2-6 feet thick. Renewed shallow domed roof surrounded by projecting cement-rendered coping. 2 small C20 casements, 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. Plaque over doorway. No external steps at time of re-survey. C20 door to ground floor. Interior gutted. One of a series of towers built in 1806 as gunposts against a possible Napoleonic invasion. Stands immediately behind sea wall. See High Street (east side) Martello Tower No.24 and Hythe Road (east side) Martello Tower No.23.


Listing NGR: TR1001229036

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