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Martello Tower Number 25

A Grade II Listed Building in Dymchurch, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0223 / 51°1'20"N

Longitude: 0.9932 / 0°59'35"E

OS Eastings: 610012

OS Northings: 129036

OS Grid: TR100290

Mapcode National: GBR SZQ.ZWF

Mapcode Global: FRA D6ZD.SX3

Plus Code: 9F322XCV+W7

Entry Name: Martello Tower Number 25

Listing Date: 23 April 1985

Last Amended: 25 February 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1344174

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175511

Location: Dymchurch, Folkestone and Hythe, Kent, TN29

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Dymchurch

Built-Up Area: Dymchurch

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

A259, (East side)
Martello Tower, No.25

23.05.85 II

Martello Tower. 1806. Brick, covered in plain render. Circular, slightly tapering tower about 30 feet high. Walls said to be 51/2-6 feet thick. Renewed shallow domed roof surrounded by projecting cement-rendered coping. 2 small C20 casements, one to north and one to south, with cills about 12 feet up. 2 small ventilation grilles towards base. Vertical door with proud architrave and segmental head, with cill about 10 feet up, on west side. T-shaped recess below cill with surround continued from door architrave. Plaque over doorway. No external steps at time of re-survey. C20 door to ground floor. Interior gutted. One of a series of towers built in 1806 as gunposts against a possible Napoleonic invasion. Stands immediately behind sea wall. See High Street (east side) Martello Tower No.24 and Hythe Road (east side) Martello Tower No.23.

Listing NGR: TR1001229036

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

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