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Bateman's Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Brightlingsea, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8058 / 51°48'20"N

Longitude: 1.0108 / 1°0'38"E

OS Eastings: 607664

OS Northings: 216189

OS Grid: TM076161

Mapcode National: GBR SP8.QCW

Mapcode Global: VHKGF.GWQ2

Plus Code: 9F33R246+88

Entry Name: Bateman's Tower

Listing Date: 10 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337204

English Heritage Legacy ID: 120181

Location: Brightlingsea, Tendring, Essex, CO7

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Brightlingsea

Built-Up Area: Brightlingsea

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Brightlingsea All Saints with St James

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Description

TM 10 NE
6/54

BRIGHTLINGSEA
PROMENADE WAY
Bateman's Tower

II
Tower. Probably circa 1880 for John Bateman. Plastered cement blocks built on a raft. Octagonal of two storeys now with C20 timber viewing structure. Two centred arched windows to both floors of alternate faces excepting north face with two-centred arched doorway, vertically boarded door with strap hinges. Windows now blocked excepting that to first floor facing the sea, with small paned cast iron casement.

The building was used as a folly/bathing house but is believed to have been intended as a lighthouse. Plans for a port in this area did not materialise.

Listing NGR: TM0766416189

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