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Re: Folkstone Martello Tower to be repaired

Postby TheBibliophile » November 7th, 2015, 9:27 pm

Ill sort something tomorrow, but essentially Martellos were intended to have armament on roof, loopholes not and holes in walls for infantry to shoot through
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Re: Folkstone Martello Tower to be repaired

Postby TheBibliophile » November 8th, 2015, 9:18 am

OK: First, examples of loophole towers from the channel Islands. These are all on Jersey:

Greve De Lecq (1780)
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Platte Rocque (1781)
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Le Hocq:
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The Grouville Towers
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Re: Folkstone Martello Tower to be repaired

Postby TheBibliophile » November 8th, 2015, 9:22 am

More Grouville
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Now examples of Martellos, which are much later:
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Re: Folkstone Martello Tower to be repaired

Postby Mark » November 9th, 2015, 9:13 am

Fantastic pics, Keith! Thanks for sharing :)

Mark

P.S. It was 27 degrees in Malta while I was there, so just about right.
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Re: Folkstone Martello Tower to be repaired

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » November 9th, 2015, 9:21 am

TheBibliophile wrote: essentially Martellos were intended to have armament on roof


The thing in the middle of the photo of the top of the Noirmont tower, is/was that part of the armament or has all the armament been removed?

Thanks Keith.

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Re: Folkstone Martello Tower to be repaired

Postby TheBibliophile » November 9th, 2015, 4:43 pm

Sarah, The tower at Noirmont (the one in the distance, the one in the foreground is German from about 1941) was used as a navigation marker for ships...thats why it has been painted. The stuff on the top is a later addition I think....
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