“The World, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Romney Marsh.”

Friends of Martello24

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 in Dymchurch. 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. 

Martello Tower No. 24 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 trust is working very closely with the Dymchurch & District Heritage Group concerning the provision of historical and related information.

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

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.

Martello Tower No. 24 is one of three Martello Towers
in Dymchurch. It is located just off the High Street

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.

Open to the Public

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. 

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



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