Martello Tower No. 30, Winchelsea Road, Rye - Rother

Martello tower built 1806. Now nearly derelict and the moat and glacis on the east side lost. Unconnected with destruction of the moat and glacis, a small housing development was built adjacent to the east. The preservation of archaeological and historical significance will be the main consideration in assessing the suitability of proposals to convert Martello towers for residential use.

Martello Tower No. 30, Winchelsea Road, Rye - Rother
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Martello tower no 30, 300m east of Gate Borough Cottage
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1017354
  • Local Planning Authority: Rother
  • Site Type: Defence > Coastal defence site


  • Building Name: Martello Tower No. 30
  • Street Name: Winchelsea Road
  • County: East Sussex
  • District / Borough: Rother
  • Parish: Rye
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hastings and Rye
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1017354 and 1262420