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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
Plus Code: 9F33Q3FV+3X
Entry Name: Martello Tower
Listing Date: 4 July 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1165569
English Heritage Legacy ID: 119894
Location: West Clacton and Jaywick Sands, Tendring, Essex, CO16
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
CLACTON-ON-SEA OFF JAYWICK PROMENADE,
TM 11 SW
10/34 Martello Tower
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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