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Martello Tower No 8

A Grade II Listed Building in Sandgate, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0745 / 51°4'28"N

Longitude: 1.1309 / 1°7'51"E

OS Eastings: 619420

OS Northings: 135233

OS Grid: TR194352

Mapcode National: GBR V0N.JQY

Mapcode Global: FRA F688.SGP

Plus Code: 9F3334FJ+Q9

Entry Name: Martello Tower No 8

Listing Date: 11 March 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1344156

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175414

Location: Sandgate, Folkestone and Hythe, Kent, CT20

County: Kent

District: Shepway

Civil Parish: Sandgate

Built-Up Area: Folkestone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

Martello Tower
No 8
TR 13 NE 13/19C
Built in l806 as part of the coast defences. Circular tower built of brick with
walls 51/2 ft to 6 ft thick. In the centre is a brick pillar with vaulted arches
springing from it. On the ground floor was the magazine and above it quarters
for the garrison divided into 2 rooms with a gun emplacement on the roof. Ditch
with ramparts lined with ashlar. The ditch has been filled up on the north side.
Door about 2 ft above the ground.

Listing NGR: TR1942035233

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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