Martello Tower No. 5, Sandgate - Folkestone and Hythe

A very good example of a Martello tower. Situated in the grounds of a school and vacant but with potential for re-use by the school. 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. 5, Sandgate - Folkestone and Hythe
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Martello tower no 5 at Folkestone School for Girls
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1017172
  • Local Planning Authority: Folkestone and Hythe
  • Site Type: Defence > Coastal defence site


  • Building Name: Martello Tower No. 5
  • County: Kent
  • District / Borough: Folkestone and Hythe
  • Parish: Sandgate
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Folkestone and Hythe
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
  • Previous Priority: E
  • Ownership: Educational (state sector)
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, part in CA