MARTELLO TOWER NO 23

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1061132
Date first listed:
23-Apr-1985
Statutory Address:
MARTELLO TOWER NO 23, HYTHE ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
MARTELLO TOWER NO 23, HYTHE ROAD

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 11260 30456

Details

TR 113 304 DYMCHURCH HYTHE ROAD (east side)

4/65 Martello Tower No.23

II

Martello Tower, 1806. Brick covered with cement render. Circular, slightly tapering tower about 30 feet high. Said to have walls 5½-6 feet thick. Project- ing cement rendered stone coping to shallow domed roof. 2 recessed glazing bar sashes, one to north and one to south with cills about 12 feet up. Small grilles below towards base. Vertical door to west with cill about 10 feet up, with proud architrave and segmental head. T-shaped recess under cill surrounded by continuation of architrave of door. No external steps at time of re-survey. Plaque over doorway. Interior: not inspected, but said to have central brick pillar with vaulted arches, magazine on ground floor and 2 rooms as quarters for garrison above. One of a series built in 1806 as gunposts against a possible Napoleonic invasion. Stands immediately behind sea wall. See also Dymchurch Road (east side), Martello Tower No. 25 and High Street (east side), Martello Tower No. 24.

Listing NGR: TR1051029990

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
175523
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 28 Feb 2006
Reference: IOE01/15054/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Keeble. Source Historic England Archive
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