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Monument details

HER Number:TR 13 SW 12
Type of record:Monument
Name:Martello tower 16 (site of)

Summary

Site of Martello Tower 16. The tower was built in 1805 but was largely destroyed by coastal erosion before 1939. The collapsed tower was visible on aerial photographs in 1941 and 1945 but no remains are visible on recent aerial photographs.


Grid Reference:TR 1486 3350
Map Sheet:TR13SW
Parish:HYTHE, SHEPWAY, KENT

Monument Types

  • MARTELLO TOWER (MARTELLO TOWER, Post Medieval to Modern - 1805 AD to 1939 AD?)

Full description

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[TR 14863350] Martello Tower (in ruins) (NR) (1) This tower has completely collapsed and only fragments of the wall remain in situ. It is said to have been blown up, during the 1939-45 war. (2) TR 149335. Martello 16. Built in 1805. It was practically destroyed by the sea before the Second World War, but the ruins are visible. (3,4) The collapsed tower was visible on aerial photographs in 1941 and 1945 but no remains are visible on recent aerial photographs.


<1> OS 6" 1961 (OS Card Reference). SKE48369.

<2> F1 CFW 05-DEC-1963 (OS Card Reference). SKE42433.

<3> Handbook of Kent's Defences 1540-1945 1977 38 (D Bennett) (OS Card Reference). SKE43679.

<3> Bennett, D., 1977, A Handbook of Kent's Defences 1540-1945, Handbook of Kent's Defences 1540-1945 1977 38 (D Bennett) (Monograph). SKE7811.

<4> Martello Towers 1972 88 (S Sutcliffe) (OS Card Reference). SKE46560.

<4> Sutcliffe, S., 1972, Martello Towers, Martello Towers 1972 88 (S Sutcliffe) (Monograph). SKE7818.

<5> Field report for monument TR 13 SW 12 - December, 1963 (Bibliographic reference). SKE5387.

<6> Ordnance Survey, 1905-10, Ordnance Survey 1:2500 3rd edition: 1901-1912, 1908/1:2500 (Map). SWX11833.

<7> Ordnance Survey, 1928-1947, Ordnance Survey 1:2500 4th edition 1928-1947, 1938/1:2500 (Map). Ske12644.

<8> Ordnance Survey, 2009, OS MasterMap, 2009/MasterMap (Cartographic materials). SWX15710.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>OS Card Reference: OS 6" 1961.
<2>OS Card Reference: F1 CFW 05-DEC-1963.
<3>OS Card Reference: Handbook of Kent's Defences 1540-1945 1977 38 (D Bennett).
<3>Monograph: Bennett, D.. 1977. A Handbook of Kent's Defences 1540-1945. Handbook of Kent's Defences 1540-1945 1977 38 (D Bennett).
<4>OS Card Reference: Martello Towers 1972 88 (S Sutcliffe).
<4>Monograph: Sutcliffe, S.. 1972. Martello Towers. Martello Towers 1972 88 (S Sutcliffe).
<5>Bibliographic reference: Field report for monument TR 13 SW 12 - December, 1963.
<6>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1905-10. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 3rd edition: 1901-1912. 1:2500. 1908/1:2500.
<7>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1928-1947. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 4th edition 1928-1947. 1938/1:2500.
<8>Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 2009. OS MasterMap. 2009/MasterMap.