Martello Tower No. 4, The Leas, Folkestone - Folkestone and Hythe

A good example of a Martello tower but now derelict and situated in the grounds of a private house. Tower is used in part for an art installation but a long term sustainable use is not agreed and repair of fabric and removal of obscuring vegetation is necessary.

Martello Tower No. 4, The Leas, Folkestone - Folkestone and Hythe
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Martello tower no 4, Cliff Road, Folkestone
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1019148
    Local Planning Authority:
    Folkestone and Hythe
    Site Type:
    Defence > Coastal defence site

Location

    Building Name:
    Martello Tower No. 4
    Street Name:
    The Leas
    County:
    Kent
    District / Borough:
    Folkestone and Hythe
    Parish:
    Folkestone
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Folkestone and Hythe
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Private