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Martello Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Jaywick, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7727 / 51°46'21"N

Longitude: 1.0949 / 1°5'41"E

OS Eastings: 613618

OS Northings: 212753

OS Grid: TM136127

Mapcode National: GBR TR3.TXM

Mapcode Global: VHLD3.XPPY

Entry Name: Martello Tower

Listing Date: 4 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165569

English Heritage Legacy ID: 119894

Location: Tendring, Essex, CO16

County: Essex

District: Tendring

Town: Tendring

Electoral Ward/Division: Golf Green

Built-Up Area: Jaywick

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Clacton St James

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

CLACTON-ON-SEA OFF JAYWICK PROMENADE,
TM 11 SW
JAYWICK
10/34 Martello Tower
II
Martello Tower. Circa 1808-1812. Vari-coloured brick, some plaster remains.
Bricks made at Grays, Essex. Stone parapet. Rusticated stone dressings to 4
windows and a door at half height. Built at an approximate cost of £5,000 the
garrison was stationed at Weeley Barracks due to the unhealthiness of the coast.
The Tower guarded a sluice, which, in case of invasion, could be opened up to
flood the surrounding marshes. Kenneth Walker, History of Clacton 1966.


Listing NGR: TM1361812753

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