Martello Tower "Z", south east of Buckanay Farm, Alderton - Suffolk Coastal

Martello Tower Z forms part of a chain of Martello towers along the south and east coast of England dating from the early C19. The tower has been unused since the Second World War. Whilst generally robust and structurally sound, a 2014 condition survey undertaken as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund 'Touching the Tide' Project has indicated the need for repairs to prevent water ingress. Further discussions with the owner are needed to consider any urgent conservation works to the tower.

Martello Tower "Z", south east of Buckanay Farm, Alderton - Suffolk Coastal
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Martello tower SE of Buckanay Farm
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1006014
  • Local Planning Authority: Suffolk Coastal
  • Site Type: Defence > Coastal defence site


  • Building Name: Martello Tower "Z"
  • County: Suffolk
  • District / Borough: Suffolk Coastal
  • Parish: Alderton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Suffolk Coastal
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1006014 and 1030773

Contact Details

Will Fletcher 01223 582710

Next steps

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