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MARTELLO TOWER AND BRICK LINED MOAT

List Entry Summary

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

Name: MARTELLO TOWER AND BRICK LINED MOAT

List entry Number: 1111520

Location

MARTELLO TOWER AND BRICK LINED MOAT, MARINE PARADE WEST

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

County: Essex

District: Tendring

District Type: District Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Jul-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 119871

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

CLACTOh-ON-SEA MARINE PARADE WEST TM 11 SE 11/11 Martello Tower and brick lined moat II Martello Tower now a Coast Guard station. Circa 1808-12. Vari-coloured brick, made at Grays, Essex. Stone parapet, rusticated stone dressings to 4 windows and a door at half height. Unlike the other Clacton Defence Towers this one had a moat, glacis and outer battery. The brick lined moat still survives, the wall being approximately 7 metres tall and the moat base 8 metres wide. Taking 4 years and built at a cost of approximately £5000 the situation was considered too unhealthy and the garrison was stationed at Weeley. Erosion by sea has claimed the battery. Kenneth Walker The History of Clacton, 1966.

Listing NGR: TM1728514297

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Walker, K, The History of Clacton, (1966)

National Grid Reference: TM 17285 14297

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