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DoverDan

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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2010, 14:26:39 »
The first time i saw the photo i thought their was four.
The one in the background on the hill is number 3 then in the center is number 2 and 1 in the left foreground. The tower looking construction on the right is one of the ventilation shafts for the east cliff rail tunnel. 

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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2010, 14:05:19 »
Could that be 4 of them? :)

Looks like another one in the background on the hill?
Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2010, 13:22:16 »
Martello towers 1,2 and 3 with number 1 in the foreground.

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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2010, 23:17:29 »
the cracked one looks like tower no.17. judging by that website.
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2010, 20:46:56 »
The two in that picture are 14 and 15 I think, they can be seen from the beach on the boundary of the ranges.  The cracked one is probably no.17, nos 16-21 were all on Hythe Ranges and have been destroyed by the sea, I think you can still see remains of one or two of them.

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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2010, 17:20:25 »
Not sure which two these are but this is a shot from Lympne Churchyard across Hythe towards the ranges so I guess these may be out of bounds to the public.


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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2009, 09:10:53 »
Tower 3 used to be open as a visitor centre for the White Cliffs Countryside centre and you could go to the roof. I wish Shepway DC would have the gumption to reopen it in the summer months. Tower no 4 is almost invisible due to vegetation growth and is situated at the western end of The Leas. 5 is in the grounds of a school and 6 and 7 are on the perimeter of Shorncliffe camp. 7 is at the top of Hospital Hill and is now a private residence. All can be seen on Google Earth.

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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009, 10:18:41 »
Not my area of expertise but the PFS did vist Sandgate Martello Tower (Sandgate Castle, converted to a Martello Tower) and the adjacent one in 2006.
Here are some pictures.














This is at Dymchurch, Number 24





And the next one number 25 viewed from the roof of the last one, derelict I believe.



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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009, 21:14:40 »
Has details on all 74 towers:
http://www.martello-towers.co.uk/index.html

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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2009, 18:44:07 »
Haven't got any old ones but here's some I've taken:

Tower 1:


Tower 2:


Tower 3:


Tower 25:

 

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