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IoE Number: 119871
Location: MARTELLO TOWER AND BRICK LINED MOAT, MARINE PARADE WEST
  CLACTON ON SEA, TENDRING, ESSEX
Photographer: N/A
Date Photographed: N/A
Date listed: 04 July 1986
Date of last amendment: 04 July 1986
Grade II

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CLACTOh-ON-SEAMARINE PARADE WESTTM 11 SE11/11Martello Tower andbrick lined moatII

CLACTOh-ON-SEA MARINE PARADE WEST TM 11 SE 11/11 Martello Tower and brick lined moat II Martello Tower now a Coast Guard station. Circa 1808-12. Vari-coloured brick, made at Grays, Essex. Stone parapet, rusticated stone dressings to 4 windows and a door at half height. Unlike the other Clacton Defence Towers this one had a moat, glacis and outer battery. The brick lined moat still survives, the wall being approximately 7 metres tall and the moat base 8 metres wide. Taking 4 years and built at a cost of approximately £5000 the situation was considered too unhealthy and the garrison was stationed at Weeley. Erosion by sea has claimed the battery. Kenneth Walker The History of Clacton, 1966.

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