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Martello Towers

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This page shows images of the surviving Martello Towers in south eastern England.

Martello Towers are small defensive forts first built in the South East of England during the Napoleonic War between 1805 and 1808. They were built throughout the British Empire, in 5 different continents, during the first half of the 19th Century. 103 in total were built around Britain, after the South East, a large number can be found in Essex, Suffolk and in Ireland.

Martello towers were inspired by a round fortress at Mortella Point in Corsica (completed 1565). In 1794 two British warships for two days unsuccessfully attacked the tower at Mortella Point. This impressed the British who copied the design for the British Martello Towers.

The round structures followed a standard plan, though varied in size. A typical South East Martello would be about 45 ft* (13.7m) in diameter at base and up to 40ft* (12m) tall. The masonry walls were built of brick and rendered with lime mortar externally, and were up to 13ft thick. Inside there were two main floors, the lower floor housing supplies and a powder store, and the first floor the men's quarters and officer's quarters. A single Martello housed between 15 and 25 men; a garrison of up to 24 men and 1 officer. The internal floor area of both floors was 1300 sq ft.

The south coast Martellos stretch from Folkestone to Seaford (Sussex) and are numbered 1-74. The east coast Martellos run from St Osyth (Essex) to Aldeburgh (Sussex) and are lettered A-Z and AA-CC. Forty-seven Martello towers have survived in England, out of the 103 built (74 on the South Coast and 29 on the East Coast).


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Martello Towers - South Coast:- 1-74



Tower 1  -  Folkestone

There are three Martellos close together in Folkestone, numbered 1, 2 and 3
Location:  TR24093731


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Folkestone Martello Tower No.1
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 2nd February 2013
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Tower 2  -  Folkestone

There are three Martellos close together in Folkestone, numbered 1, 2 and 3
Location:  TR23973698



Folkestone Martello Tower No.2
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 2nd February 2013
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Tower 3  -  Folkestone

There are three Martellos close together in Folkestone, numbered 1, 2 and 3
Location:  TR24063663



Folkestone Martello Tower No.3
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 2nd February 2013
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Folkestone Martello Tower No.3
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 4th April 2011
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Folkestone Martello Tower No3
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 7th July 2007
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Martello Towers - East Coast:-  A-Z  and  AA-CC


Tower A  -  Point Clear, St Osyth

Tower A is in good condition and is home to the East Essex Aviation Society & Museum.
Website:-  www.eastessexaviationsociety.org

Location:-  TM083156


Martello Tower A at Point Clear, St Osyth
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th April 2013
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Tower B  -  Point Clear, St Osyth

Tower B was also in St Osyth. It was converted into a residence but was demolished in 1967.







Tower C  -  Jaywick

Tower C has been restored and is in use as an arts centre.
Website:-  www.jaywickmartellotower.org

Location:-  TM136127


Martello Tower C at Jaywick
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Ground floor of Martello Tower C at Jaywick
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th April 2013
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First floor of Martello Tower C at Jaywick
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th April 2013
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Rooftop gun emplacements on Martello Tower C at Jaywick
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th April 2013
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Tower D  -  Clacton

There are four Martello Towers close together in Clacton, lettered C,D,E & F
Location:-  TM161133



Martello Tower D at Clacton
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2006
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Martello Towers D and E at Clacton
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Tower E  -  Clacton

There are four Martello Towers close together in Clacton, lettered C,D,E & F
Location:-  TM167137


Martello Tower E at Clacton
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2006
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Martello Towers D and E at Clacton
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2006
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Tower F  -  Clacton

There are four Martello Towers close together in Clacton, lettered C,D,E & F. Tower F is near Clacton Pier and has been used as a tea room. It now also has a children's zoo in the moat. The retention of a moat is unusual for a Martello Tower. A drawbridge gives access across the moat to the second, as occurred on all towers as built.
Website:-  www.clactonzoo.co.uk

Location:-  TM172142


Martello Tower F at Clacton
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th April 2013
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Roof gun platform of Martello Tower F at Clacton
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View from the gun platform of Martello Tower F at Clacton
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th April 2013
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First floor of the Martello Tower F at Clacton
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th April 2013
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Ground floor of the Martello Tower F at Clacton
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th April 2013
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Children's zoo in the moat of the Martello Tower F at Clacton
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th April 2013
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Martello Tower F at Clacton - seen from the pier
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2006
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Tower G, H, I, J  -  Holland on Sea/Walton

Martello Towers G,H and I were located on Holland Marshes and were demolished in 1819. Tower J was on Walton cliffs and was also demolished.





Tower K  -  Walton

Martello Tower K is located in the Martello Caravan Park at Walton on the Naze. It is used as a store room.
Location:-  TM251220


Martello Tower K at Walton
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th April 2013
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Tower L  -  Shotley

Martello Tower L is one of two towers within the grounds of what was HMS Ganges. It is near Shotley Marina and was used as a water tower.
Location:  TM248336



Martello Tower L at Shotley
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th August 2007
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Tower M  -  Shotley

Martello Tower M is one of two towers within the grounds of what was HMS Ganges. It is near Shotley Marina and was used as a water tower.
Location:  TM251341


Martello Tower M at Shotley
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 6th June 2007
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Tower N, O  -  Felixstowe

There are five remaining Martello Towers in Felixstowe, lettered P,Q,R,T & U. Tower N was sited on land now used by Felixstowe Docks. It was demolished and its foundations was buried under the harbour works. Tower O was also located in Felixstowe but was lost to the sea in the 1800s.





Tower P  -  Felixstowe

There are five remaining Martello Towers Felixstowe, lettered P,Q,R,T & U. Tower P is close to the sea front, south of the Felixstowe Pier. It was built with a moat, now filled in. It is owned by the local council and is currently in use by Coastwatch. Unfortunately it is due to be surrounded by a massive new housing project of relatively high town houses which are further raised above ground level, presumably in case of flooding. Much of the shingle beach will disappear.
Location:  TM292330



Martello Tower P at Felixstowe
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 14th November 2012
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Martello Tower P at Felixstowe
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Martello Tower P at Felixstowe
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 23rd November 2012
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Martello Tower P at Felixstowe
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Tower Q  -  Felixstowe

There are five remaining Martello Towers in Felixstowe, lettered P,Q,R,T & U. Tower Q is now a private house on the hill behind the pier. It has been given some cosmetic castellations.
Location:  TM299342



Martello Tower P at Felixstowe
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 23rd November 2012
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Tower R  -  Felixstowe

There are five remaining Martello Towers in Felixstowe, lettered P,Q,R,T & U. Tower R is now built into Bartlett Hospital above Undercliff Road East. The hospital is now closed and there is currently no public access to photograph it.





Tower S  -  Felixstowe

There are five remaining Martello Towers in Felixstowe, lettered P,Q,R,T & U. Tower S was close to Tower R and has been demolished.





Tower T  -  Felixstowe Ferry

There are five remaining Martello Towers close together in Felixstowe, lettered P,Q,R,T & U. Tower T is located on Felixstowe Golf Course close to the sea wall. The tower was briefly used as the club house by the club, which was formed in 1880 and is one of the oldest clubs in England.
Location:  TM326366



Martello Tower T at Felixstowe
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 14th November 2012
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Martello Tower T at Felixstowe
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Tower U  -  Felixstowe Ferry

There are five remaining Martello Towers close together in Felixstowe, lettered P,Q,R,T & U. Tower U is located in the village of Felixstowe Ferry where there is still a small passenger ferry across the River Deben to Bawdsey.
Location:  TM328373



Martello Tower T at Felixstowe
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 23rd November 2012
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Tower V  -  River Deben

Martello V was destroyed in 1819.





Tower W  -  Bawdsey

Martello W remains in use as a private residence. It is located by the sea wall at the end of East Lane in Bawdsey.
Location:  TM355397



Martello Tower W at Bawdsey
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 23rd April 2013
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Martello Tower W at Bawdsey
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Martello Tower W at Bawdsey
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Tower X  -  Bawdsey

Martello X was demolished in the late 1800s.
Location:  TM357400






Tower Y  -  Bawdsey

Martello Y remains in use as a private residence. It is located by the sea wall to the north of Tower W.
Location:  TM358410



Martello Tower Y at Bawdsey, with Tower Z in the background
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 23rd April 2013
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Martello Tower Y at Bawdsey
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 23rd April 2013
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Martello Tower Y at Bawdsey
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 23rd April 2013
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Tower Z  -  Shingle Street

There are two Martello Towers near Shingle Street, Suffolk, lettered Z & AA. Tower Z is derelict.
Location:  TM361419



Martello Tower Z at Shingle Street
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th December 2009
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Tower AA  -  Shingle Street

There are two Martello Towers in Shingle Street, Suffolk, lettered Z & AA. Tower AA is inhabited.
Location:  TM462549



Martello Tower ZZ at Shingle Street
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 5th December 2009
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Tower BB  -  Shingle Street

Tower BB was near the mouth of the River Ore. It was demolished.
Location:  TM3743






Tower CC  -  Aldeburgh

The largest Martello tower built. Constructed in a unique clover leaf form; effectively four towers joined together. Grade II* listed.
Location:  TM462549



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