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Wish Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.7612 / 50°45'40"N

Longitude: 0.2862 / 0°17'10"E

OS Eastings: 561336

OS Northings: 98221

OS Grid: TV613982

Mapcode National: GBR MVG.75H

Mapcode Global: FRA C7H2.FB6

Plus Code: 9F22Q76P+FF

Entry Name: Wish Tower

Listing Date: 17 May 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1043638

English Heritage Legacy ID: 293573

Location: Meads, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21

County: East Sussex

Electoral Ward/Division: Meads

Built-Up Area: Eastbourne

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Eastbourne All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Wish Tower
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Martello Tower erected in 1806 as a defence. The walls are 8 feet thick
built of brick with a cement coating. The door is 20 feet above the ground.
Inside was a magazine with 2 rooms above it. On the roof was a gun emplace-
ment. This Tower has been largely spoiled during the 1939/1945 war by an
observation post or range finding look-out having been built on top of it with
a square roof that juts out in front.

Listing NGR: TV6133698221

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