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. Access by ladder to first floor. Suffers from water ingress and loss of render. Discussions held with Tendring District Council regarding repairs to defective external render and a beneficial use. Historic England has funded a feasibility study for repair and reuse, and options are currently being reviewed.

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