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

Map

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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

Summary

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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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 119871

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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