South West Martello Tower

Milford Haven, UK
Posted on August 26, 2021 / 32
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : Wales

South West Martello Tower was one of the four fortifications  protecting the approaches to Pembroke Dockyard in the middle of the 19th Century.

The South West Martello Tower was built between October 1848 and May 1854.  The Tower was constructed to mount a total of eleven guns made up of:

  • Ten 12-pdr SB Howitzers
  • One 32-pdr SB gun

The magazine in the basement of the Tower held 50 barrels of powder and there was accommodation for twelve men.  The South West Martello Tower was smaller than the North East Martello Tower.

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