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Martello Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Aldeburgh, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1375 / 52°8'15"N

Longitude: 1.5978 / 1°35'51"E

OS Eastings: 646295

OS Northings: 254908

OS Grid: TM462549

Mapcode National: GBR Z06.W7H

Mapcode Global: VHM83.NJ1Q

Entry Name: Martello Tower

Listing Date: 27 February 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1269724

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460488

Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP15

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Aldeburgh

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Aldeburgh St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


837-1/3/44 Martello Tower


Martello tower. 1808-10 by Royal Engineers to design of
Colonel Twiss and Captain Ford: sold 1932 and converted to
house: commandeered 1940 as military watch tower: restored
1973. Red brick on granite plinth and with ashlar dressings.
4-gun tower, quatrefoil in plan and surrounded by deep brick
EXTERIOR: entrance to west set in stone reveals and reached by
elevated timber walkway. In each of 4 lobes is one
ashlar-faced round-headed window.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Eastern segment of the moat has been eroded by the sea. Tower
is the most northerly and largest of those built during the
Napoleonic War.
Scheduled Ancient Monument, No. 106
(Kent P: Fortifications of East Anglia: Lavenham: 1988-:
145-147; BOE: Pevsner N: Suffolk, 2nd Edition: Harmondsworth:
1974-: 73).

Listing NGR: TM4629554908

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