MARTELLO TOWER NO 24

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1061124

Date first listed: 23-Apr-1985

Statutory Address: MARTELLO TOWER NO 24, A259

Statutory Address: MARTELLO TOWER NO 24, HIGH STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: MARTELLO TOWER NO 24, A259

Statutory Address: MARTELLO TOWER NO 24, HIGH STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Kent

District: Shepway (District Authority)

Parish: Dymchurch

National Grid Reference: TR 10164 29252

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History

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Details

TR 101 292 DYMCHURCH HIGH STREET (A259) (east side)

4/54 Martello Tower No.24

II

Martello Tower. 1806. Brick, covered in channelled cement render. Circular, slightly tapering tower about 30 feet high. Walls said to be 5½-6 feet thick. Shallow domed roof surrounded by projecting cement-rendered coping. 2 small horned recessed glazing bar sashes, one to north and one to south with cills about 12 feet up. 2 small ventilation grilles towards base. Vertical door with proud architrave and segmental head, with cill about 10 feet up, on west side. T-shaped recess below cill with surround continued from door architrave. Flagpole and gun mounted on done. No.24 on plaque over doorway. Now reached by external C20 metal staircase. Interior: not inspected, but said to contain central brick pillar with vaulted arches, magazine on ground floor and 2 rooms as quarters for garrison on first floor. One of a series built in 1806 as gunposts against a possible Napoleonic invasion. Stands immediately behind sea wall. Scheduled Ancient Monument. See also High Street (east side) Martello Tower No.25 and Hythe Road (east side) Martello Tower No.23. __ _____

Listing NGR: TR1016429252

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 175512

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