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Latitude: 51.7851 / 51°47'6"N
Longitude: 1.1489 / 1°8'56"E
OS Eastings: 617285
OS Northings: 214297
OS Grid: TM172142
Mapcode National: GBR TR5.38Z
Mapcode Global: VHLD4.VDRC
Entry Name: Martello Tower and Brick Lined Moat
Listing Date: 4 July 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1111520
English Heritage Legacy ID: 119871
Location: Tendring, Essex, CO15
Electoral Ward/Division: St James
Built-Up Area: Clacton-on-Sea
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Clacton St James
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
CLACTOh-ON-SEA MARINE PARADE WEST
TM 11 SE
11/11 Martello Tower and
brick lined moat
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
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