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: 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

Contact Details

Paul Roberts 01483 252032

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England