View of Martello Towers near Bexhill, looking towards Beachy Head by John F Tennant

The picture is of considerable local interest, showing the Martello Towers in the Pevensey Level area about twenty-five years after they were built as a defence against a possible Napoleonic invasion.


Oil on canvas
47 x 69 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £4,000)
Acquired in:
Pawsey and Payne

They are situated between Hastings and Bexhill. Many of the Towers have since crumbled into the sea or been obscured by housing and industrial development.

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