MARTELLO TOWER AND BRICK LINED MOAT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1111520
Date first listed:
04-Jul-1986
Statutory Address:
MARTELLO TOWER AND BRICK LINED MOAT, MARINE PARADE WEST

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Location

Statutory Address:
MARTELLO TOWER AND BRICK LINED MOAT, MARINE PARADE WEST

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

County:
Essex
District:
Tendring (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TM 17285 14297

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

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
119871
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

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