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Martello Tower No 23

A Grade II Listed Building in Dymchurch, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0346 / 51°2'4"N

Longitude: 1.0118 / 1°0'42"E

OS Eastings: 611260

OS Northings: 130457

OS Grid: TR112304

Mapcode National: GBR SZR.4LZ

Mapcode Global: FRA F60C.VCJ

Entry Name: Martello Tower No 23

Listing Date: 23 April 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061132

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175523

Location: Dymchurch, Shepway, Kent, TN29

County: Kent

District: Shepway

Civil Parish: Dymchurch

Built-Up Area: Dymchurch

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

(east side)

4/65 Martello Tower No.23


Martello Tower, 1806. Brick covered with cement render. Circular, slightly
tapering tower about 30 feet high. Said to have walls 5½-6 feet thick. Project-
ing cement rendered stone coping to shallow domed roof. 2 recessed glazing
bar sashes, one to north and one to south with cills about 12 feet up. Small
grilles below towards base. Vertical door to west with cill about 10 feet
up, with proud architrave and segmental head. T-shaped recess under cill
surrounded by continuation of architrave of door. No external steps at time
of re-survey. Plaque over doorway. Interior: not inspected, but said to
have central brick pillar with vaulted arches, magazine on ground floor
and 2 rooms as quarters for garrison above. One of a series built in 1806
as gunposts against a possible Napoleonic invasion. Stands immediately behind
sea wall. See also Dymchurch Road (east side), Martello Tower No. 25 and
High Street (east side), Martello Tower No. 24.

Listing NGR: TR1051029990

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