Dymchurch Martello Tower
|Dymchurch Martello Tower|
Tower 24, Martello Tower, Dymnchurch
|Coordinates||51°01′38″N 0°59′45″E / 51.0272°N 0.995871°ECoordinates: 51°01′38″N 0°59′45″E / 51.0272°N 0.995871°E|
|OS grid reference||TR10164 29252|
|Type||Grade II listed|
|Designated||23 April 1985|
Dymchurch Martello Tower location in Kent
The towers were built in the nineteenth century as part of a coastal defence programme. It was placed to protect the gates of marsh sluices with its counterpart Tower no 25 (which is now largely derelict).
Tower 23 was restored externally in the early 1970s and is currently a private residence. Tower 24 was then restored using Tower 23 as a guide. In 1969, it became the first Martello tower to be opened to the public and remains as a museum of the Martello Towers, owned by English Heritage.
It has a 24 pounder muzzle-loading cannon on the gun platform.
- "Martello Tower No 24, Dymchurch". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
- "DYMCHURCH MARTELLO TOWER, KENT" (pdf). www.dymchurch.org. Aug 2004. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
- Sheila Sutcliffe Martello Towers, p. 9, at Google Books
- "Dymchurch Martello Tower". www.english-heritage.org.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
- Dymchurch Martello Tower - English Heritage