Martello Towers

Low, circular defensive towers used, especially since the Napoleanic wars, for coastal protection; derived in name and form from the traditional Mediterranean watchtowers found on Cape Martella, Corsica.

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3099
Names
martello towers
martello tower
towers, martello
kleine kustforten Dutch
klein kustfort Dutch
martellos Spanish
martello Spanish
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006946. The J. Paul Getty Trust.