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Friends of Martello24

Martello Tower No. 24 is one of three Martello Towers in Dymchurch. It is located just off the High Street. Martello24 is the most accurate example remaining of an original Martello Tower and is currently the only tower solely devoted to the history of the Martello Towers.

The Friends of Martello24 is a Registered Charity, Number 1172376, which has been set up to advance the education of the public in the history and heritage of Martello Tower No. 24. This to be achieved particularly by working In partnership with English Heritage to open Martello Tower No 24 to the public on a published regular basis. 

The trust also has aims to work with the owners of other historic buildings in Dymchurch to achieve greater awareness of these buildings

The trust works very closely with the Dymchurch & District Heritage Group concerning the provision of historical and related information. 

Charity Objectives

To advance the education of the public in the history and heritage of Martello Tower No. 24 and other historic buildings in Dymchurch, Kent and the surrounding area in particular but not exclusively by arranging exhibitions, lectures, classes and similar educational activities.


There are six trustees:

Richard Blackwell (Chairman)    Denise Meyers     Andrew Ashton     Peter Faulkner     Maureen Vogt     Barry Tate


You can read our Constitution pdf icon Friends of Martello24 Constitution.

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 Index Icon Visiting Martello Tower No. 24

Martello Tower No. 24
Martello Tower No. 24
You can view more pictures in our Photo Gallery


The Officers of the trust are:

Chairman Richard Blackwell    
Secretary Peter Faulkner    
Treasurer Adrian Goodsell
Minutes Secretary Denise Meyers

Business Plan

You can read our draft Business Plan.

Contact Us

If you would like to volunteer to help us open Martello Tower No. 24 and/or you would like more information about us, then please contact the Secretary Email icon email.

Visiting Martello Tower No. 24

Martello24 is owned by English Heritage and, at present, it is open to the public only by prior appointment. 
Please telephone English Heritage
Telephone Icon 01304 211067 to arrange a visit. 

However, with effect from 15 July 2017, the tower will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm until October 2017. 

If you wish to arrange an educational visit eg for school children, please telephone English Heritage
Telephone Icon 01483 252013 for details. 



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 Martello Towers
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 Dymchurch & District Heritage Group 
Website Icon English Heritage Entry for Martello Tower No. 24