Monument record FEX 062 - Martello Tower T on Woodbridge Haven Golf course (No 7)

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Scheduled Monument - Martello Tower (No 7) - built 1810-1812.


Grid reference Centred TM 3268 3663 (51m by 50m)
Map sheet TM33NW


Type and Period (2)

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Martello Tower (No 7) - built 1810-1812 to support a forward battery (S3).
The tower stands on golf course and is used for storage. Most of rendering still survives but the plinth is badly broken. Traces of ditch at its base. It has an original chimney. A door has been made into the ground floor (S1). 1981: Plinth absolutely disintegrated in most places. Rendering fair to seaward side but falling off badly especially to SW. Brickwork pitted. Stone surrounds on roof has small shrub & weed growing out of it with resulting deterioration to brick courses immediately below (S1).
`Martello Tower T' and `Battery' shown on OS 1st edition map (S2).

From early plan of Tower and Battery (19th century) (S3): Tower on raised area of ground, maybe battery as well. Similar design to Tower Q and Battery Q. Guard room and magazine at battery. 4 cannon emplacements. Viewing area at tip of main triangle. Battery built flush to the beach with view points overtapping. Ditch has a small circular gallion (drain?) is shown in a south-eastern portaision from the ditch.

(S3) SCC Database File, T/arc/colin/martellos

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM33NW34.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <S2> (No record type): OS, 1 inch map, sheet 64, 1838.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Millward J. 2007. An Assessment of the East Coast Martello Towers.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Sutcliffe, S. 1972. Martello towers.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. 1984. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. MHLG (Prov HHR) Felixstowe Suffolk July 1947 2.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Aug 10 2021 4:41PM

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