Martello Tower No. 25 - Dymchurch, Kent, UK
Posted by: Dragontree
N 51° 01.330 E 000° 59.597
31U E 359262 N 5654206
Quick Description: Martello Towers were built along the coast of East Sussex and Kent as a defence against the French during 1793 to 1815.
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/31/2012 6:11:00 AM
Waymark Code: WME3XQ
This Martello Tower was constructed in 1806 and is a brick design covered in a concrete render. It is approximately 30 feet high and has walls about 6ft thick. A door has been added at ground floor level and external stairs have been removed which would have created access to the first floor living quarters. Inside the tower is bare and is not open to the public. It is, however, accessible as it stands in a car park behind the sea wall.
The tower has been Grade II Listed since 23rd April 1985.
The crows inhabit the tower now and were building nests when we visited.
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Dymchurch, Kent United Kingdom
Condition of Building: Derelict
Parking: Not Listed
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