Martello Tower "D", 450 metres SSW of Clubhouse, Clacton Golf Course, Clacton on Sea - Tendring

One of 29 Martello towers originally built along the east coast 1808-12, against the threat of French invasion. Sold in1904 and now absorbed into a golf course. The forward battery was lost in the1980s during construction of new sea defences. No internal access currently possible but the monument suffers from water ingress and loss of render. Historic England funded a feasibility study in 2015-6 to help Tendring District Council identify beneficial use and repair costs, and options are being reviewed.

Martello Tower "D", 450 metres SSW of Clubhouse, Clacton Golf Course, Clacton on Sea - Tendring
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Martello tower D, 450m SSW of the Club House, Clacton Golf Course
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1016553
  • Local Planning Authority: Tendring
  • Site Type: Defence > Coastal defence site

Location

  • Building Name: Martello Tower "D"
  • Locality: Clacton on Sea
  • County: Essex
  • District / Borough: Tendring
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Clacton
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1016553 and 1111524

Contact Details

Deborah Priddy 01223 582720

Next steps

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