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martello tower

A defensive tower of the 16th century; of Italian origin and usually circular.
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Bill Jenman, project manager at Touching the Tide, added: "The Martello Towers are some of the most visible reminders of Suffolk's times in the front line of history, but hardly anyone alive today has ever got to see inside one.
The state of the Martello towers of the east coast differ enormously, from sublime ruin at one extreme to a tea room with lamas at the other.
The report said unique maritime features such as sand dune systems, salt marshes, Martello towers and fishing villages are threatened by poor planning decisions.
Between 1806 and 1812 when NapoleonOs forces were a threat, 74 Martello towers were built on the South Coast from Folkestone to Seaford.
As a Cinque Port Hythe was the first defense against a sea invasion in this most vulnerable part of England, becoming a full-fledged military town with a school for musketeers and Martello Towers added in the times of Napoleon.
Uncover an island steeped in history with romantic clifftop ruins, beachside Martello towers, lunar landscapes at low tide and Second World War bunkers.
The entries cover all those things one is assumed to know such as the meaning of enclosures, advowsons, ridings, militia, saints' days, window tax, ossuaries, heraldry (one of the author's main interests), Martello towers, glebe, boroughs and so on and on.
The house, on the same spot as the old one, includes a tower, based on the squat Martello towers built against Napoleonic invaders.
But others may not be so: there is a long history of round nautical buildings from lighthouses to the Martello towers built to fend off Napoleon's fleets.
THERE has not been quite so much panic about the possibility of a French invasion since we built the Martello towers on the South Coast; `Frenchified' persons got mobbed on the street; and the good citizens of a north-eastern town which shall remain nameless reputedly hanged a monkey on the grounds that since it could not speak English, it must obviously be one of Bonaparte's spies.
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We stopped at Dymchurch, a typical seaside town with funfair, gift shops, cafes and Martello Towers, fortresses built at the turn of the 19th century to keep out French invaders.