Martello Tower "E", 300 metres south west of junction of Marine Parade West and Wash Lane, Clacton on Sea - Tendring

One of 29 Martello towers originally built along the east coast 1808-12, against the threat of French invasion. The forward battery was destroyed in1819. The tower contains a large water tank, inserted after 1935 when the tower became incorporated into a holiday camp. Suffers from water ingress and loss of render. In March 2020 Historic England grant aided Tendring District Council for urgent repairs to make the building safe and water-tight. Options for reuse are currently being reviewed.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Martello tower E, 300m south west of junction of Marine Parade West and Wash Lane, Clacton-on-Sea
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1016554
    Local Planning Authority:
    Tendring
    Site Type:
    Defence > Coastal defence site

Location

    Building Name:
    Martello Tower "E"
    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:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
    List Entry Number(s):
    1016554 and 1337150

Contact Details

Will Fletcher 01223 582710