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

Location

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