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© Mr Derek Routen

IoE Number: 285373
Location: MARTELLO TOWER AT TM 361 419,
  ALDERTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Derek Routen
Date Photographed: 30 June 2001
Date listed: 31 August 1988
Date of last amendment: 31 August 1988
Grade II

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ALDERTONTM 34 SE11/10AMartello Towerat TM 361 419GVII

ALDERTON TM 34 SE 11/10A Martello Tower at TM 361 419 GV II Defensive tower. c.1810-1812. Col. Twiss and Capt. Ford. Yellow brick with ashlar dressings. Three storeys. Tear-drop-shaped plan, the sharper end facing east towards the sea. Battered walls. At first floor level are a series of 4 window openings with cambered heads which have slightly projecting ashlar surrounds with lugs to the top, centre and bottom of each side. At the same level and facing west is a doorway with ashlar surround and an inset ashlar ladder-slope below the cill. On the roof of this tower is a gun emplacement of c.1939-45 built of reinforced concrete having a projecting centre and recessed flanking walls with gun slits.

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