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Martello Tower No 55, South of Beachside, Normans Bay

A Grade II Listed Building in St Marks, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8229 / 50°49'22"N

Longitude: 0.3849 / 0°23'5"E

OS Eastings: 568075

OS Northings: 105306

OS Grid: TQ680053

Mapcode National: GBR NW4.854

Mapcode Global: FRA C6PX.PR4

Entry Name: Martello Tower No 55, South of Beachside, Normans Bay

Listing Date: 23 August 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1044268

English Heritage Legacy ID: 291960

Location: Rother, East Sussex, BN24

County: East Sussex

District: Rother

Town: Rother

Electoral Ward/Division: St Marks

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Pevensey St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

1. Martello Tower No 55,
5207 south of Beachside,
Normans Bay
TQ 60 NE 4/35


One of a series of circular towers erected in 1806 for defence purposes during an invasion
scare. The walls are built of brick and are 5½-6 ft thick, covered with a coating
of cement. Doorway originally 20 ft above ground. Flat roof for gun emplacement.
This has been altered and added to for defence arrangements in the 1939-45 war.
The interior comprised a magazine and 2 floors above this.

Listing NGR: TQ6807505306

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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