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Monument details

HER Number:TR 13 SW 13
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Martello Tower no.17

Summary

Site of Martello Tower No.17. The Martello Tower was investigated on historic 1:2500 Ordnance Survey mapping during historic mapping enhancement as part of Phase 1 of the South East Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey - the tower is visible on the Epoch 3-4 (1908 and 1938) editions and is labelled as being 'In Ruins'.


Grid Reference:TR 1452 3329
Map Sheet:TR13SW
Parish:HYTHE, SHEPWAY, KENT

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[TR 14523329] Martello Tower (In Ruins) (NR) (1) [TR 14523329] Martello Tower (No.17) (2) No remains in situ, only a few fragments on the foreshore. (3) TR 146333. Martello No.17 built in 1805. It was practically destroyed by the sea before the Second World War, but the ruins are visible. (4,5)

The tower was built in 1805 but was largely destroyed by coastal erosion before 1939. A field visit in 1962 identified some ruins (3 and 6), and a publication in 1977 describes the some remains were still visible. (4) The collapsed tower was visible on aerial photographs in 1942 but no remains were visible on recent aerial photographs.


<1> OS 6" 1908 (OS Card Reference). SKE48323.

<2> OS 1" First Ed (OS Card Reference). SKE48109.

<3> F1 CFW 05-DEC-1962 (OS Card Reference). SKE42432.

<4> Handbook of Kent's Defences 1540-1945 1977 38 (D Bennett) (OS Card Reference). SKE43679.

<4> Bennett, D., 1977, A Handbook of Kent's Defences 1540-1945, Handbook of Kent's Defences 1540-1945 1977 38 (D Bennett) (Monograph). SKE7811.

<5> Martello Towers 1972 88 (S Sutcliffe) (OS Card Reference). SKE46560.

<5> Sutcliffe, S., 1972, Martello Towers, Martello Towers 1972 88 (S Sutcliffe) (Monograph). SKE7818.

<6> Field report for monument TR 13 SW 13 - December, 1962 (Bibliographic reference). SKE5388.

<7> Ordnance Survey, 1905-10, Ordnance Survey 1:2500 3rd edition: 1901-1912, 1908/1:2500 (Map). SWX11833.

<8> Ordnance Survey, 1928-1947, Ordnance Survey 1:2500 4th edition 1928-1947, 1938/1:2500 (Map). Ske12644.

<9> Ordnance Survey, 2009, OS MasterMap, 2009/MasterMap (Cartographic materials). SWX15710.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>OS Card Reference: OS 6" 1908.
<2>OS Card Reference: OS 1" First Ed.
<3>OS Card Reference: F1 CFW 05-DEC-1962.
<4>OS Card Reference: Handbook of Kent's Defences 1540-1945 1977 38 (D Bennett).
<4>Monograph: Bennett, D.. 1977. A Handbook of Kent's Defences 1540-1945. Handbook of Kent's Defences 1540-1945 1977 38 (D Bennett).
<5>OS Card Reference: Martello Towers 1972 88 (S Sutcliffe).
<5>Monograph: Sutcliffe, S.. 1972. Martello Towers. Martello Towers 1972 88 (S Sutcliffe).
<6>Bibliographic reference: Field report for monument TR 13 SW 13 - December, 1962.
<7>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1905-10. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 3rd edition: 1901-1912. 1:2500. 1908/1:2500.
<8>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1928-1947. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 4th edition 1928-1947. 1938/1:2500.
<9>Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 2009. OS MasterMap. 2009/MasterMap.