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a circular masonry fort for coastal defence

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History Martello Towers were built as defences in the 19th century
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.
Between 1806 and 1812 when NapoleonOs forces were a threat, 74 Martello towers were built on the South Coast from Folkestone to Seaford.
One hundred years later, during the Napoleonic Wars, the rounded and conspicuous Martello towers were to feature both on the landscape and on maps.
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.
Afterwards, skilled stonemasons painstakingly surrounded it with a decorative outer wall that is said to resemble the old Martello Towers of England (a line of small, defensive, coastal forts built at the time of the Napoleonic Wars).
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.
The event that precipitated the building of the Martello towers was known at the 'Oregon crisis', which began in that state but soon spread to other parts of America as well.
of Engineer s requirements and permitting, and the performing of all work necessary in accordance with the specifications as follows: Required Services: The required services to be performed by the Contractor shall be to clean and maintain the entire length and width of the designated public beach areas from the waters edge to the curb line or nearest edge of the pavement of the public road nearest to and paralleling the beach area including the area between the White Street Pier and West Martello Towers, seven days per week, weather and/or environmental conditions permitting.
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.
Asone of the ancient Cinque Ports, Hythe is dotted with historic sights ranging from Roman remains to Martello Towers and Second World War barracks.
Stray off line early on and you can end up on the golden sands of L'Ancresse Bay, while later in the round there are two huge, brick-built Martello Towers dating to the Napoleonic Wars which could wreck your card if you take the wrong line off the 15th or 16th tees.