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Latitude: 51.0884 / 51°5'18"N
Longitude: 1.197 / 1°11'49"E
OS Eastings: 623980
OS Northings: 136980
OS Grid: TR239369
Mapcode National: GBR W1W.PFS
Mapcode Global: FRA F6D7.N5G
Plus Code: 9F3335QW+9Q
Entry Name: Martello Tower No 2
Listing Date: 29 April 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1262942
English Heritage Legacy ID: 175449
Location: Folkestone, Folkestone and Hythe, Kent, CT19
District: Folkestone and Hythe
Civil Parish: Folkestone
Built-Up Area: Folkestone
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
5281 WEAR BAY ROAD
TR 23 NW 10/16B Martello Tower N?2
II G V
Martello Tower, residentially converted in later C20. Built 1806, as a gun-post
against a possible Napoleonic invasion, to plans by Colonel Twiss and Captain Ford.
Brick walls, rendered. Two storeys. Circular building, but with walls tapering
inwards as they rise; flat roof. Original first floor door on SW converted
to a window; entrance now at ground floor on east. Two original first floor
openings also retained on SW close to original doorway, but with C20 windows
inserted. Four other windows also closely spaced on this side of tower.
Interior: retains centre brick pier and brick vaulting at first and ground
floors; magazine on east at ground floor. Original corbel for floors at
first floor level. One of three Miartello rowers in Wear Bay Road, these three
comprising the eastern-most of the whole series in this part of Kent.
Listing NGR: TR2398036980
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