Sussex Military Research Projects

Martello Tower No.28

Project ID: SMR1018

Location: Rye Harbour, East Sussex

Project date: 2018

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A partial survey focussing on internal features, the roof area and moat of Martello Tower No.28 at Rye Harbour. Built 1805-08 to meet the Napoleonic invasion threat, the tower was also occupied by the coastguard. During the Second World War it became an observation post and has an Ordnance Survey tertiary trig point installed on the roof.