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Martello Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Rye, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9463 / 50°56'46"N

Longitude: 0.7295 / 0°43'46"E

OS Eastings: 591832

OS Northings: 119870

OS Grid: TQ918198

Mapcode National: GBR QXP.R6N

Mapcode Global: FRA D6FL.S0S

Plus Code: 9F22WPWH+GQ

Entry Name: Martello Tower

Listing Date: 12 October 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262420

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435095

Location: Rye, Rother, East Sussex, TN31

County: East Sussex

Civil Parish: Rye

Built-Up Area: Rye

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Rye

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Martello Tower
TQ 91 NW 3/162 12.10.51.


One of the few Martello Towers in Sussex of which the roof has not been
altered by refortification for use in the late war. The tower is numbered
30. Circular tower erected for defence purposes during the invasion scare
of 1806. Walls built of brick 5½-6 ft thick covered with a coating of
cement (which is now peeling off in places). Eaves cornice of cement.
The centre of the roof is flat with a narrow sloping portion round the
edge. Doorway 20 ft above the ground. Inside originally a magazine and
2 floors above this. This tower has presumably been adapted for residence
at one time as a small sash window has been inserted on the east and west
sides and 2 small chinmeys above the roof level. The Tower is surrounded
by a circular earth rampart. This tower is scheduled as an AM.

Listing NGR: TQ9183219870

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