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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
Entry Name: Martello Tower No 8
Listing Date: 11 March 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1344156
English Heritage Legacy ID: 175414
Location: Sandgate, Shepway, Kent, CT20
Civil Parish: Sandgate
Built-Up Area: Folkestone
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
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
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