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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1269724
English Heritage Legacy ID: 460488
Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP15
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
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
Scheduled Ancient Monument, No. 106
(Kent P: Fortifications of East Anglia: Lavenham: 1988-:
145-147; BOE: Pevsner N: Suffolk, 2nd Edition: Harmondsworth:
Listing NGR: TM4629554908
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