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Martello Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Bawdsey, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0308 / 52°1'50"N

Longitude: 1.4477 / 1°26'51"E

OS Eastings: 636593

OS Northings: 242546

OS Grid: TM365425

Mapcode National: GBR XSG.LTK

Mapcode Global: VHM8M.17P0

Plus Code: 9F432CJX+83

Entry Name: Martello Tower

Listing Date: 31 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183230

English Heritage Legacy ID: 285383

Location: Bawdsey, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP12

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Bawdsey

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Hollesley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 34 SE
(South End)
Martello Tower
Defensive tower. c.1810-1812. Col Twiss and Capt Ford. Rendered brick
with ashlar dressings. Three storeys. Tear-drop shaped plan, the sharper
end facing east towards the sea. Battered walls. At ground level is a C20
door opening facing north west and a large cambered-headed window opening
faces north. At first floor level are a series of 4 window openings with
cambered heads which have slightly projecting ashlar surrounds with lugs to
the top, centre and bottom of each side. At the same level and facing west
is a doorway with ashlar surround and an inset ashlar ladder-slope below
the sill which is now approached by a set of C20 concrete steps. To the
roof is a C20 glazed porch.

Listing NGR: TM3659342546

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