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The Royal military canal which runs along the inland border of Romney Marsh, and connects the Rother with Hythe, was constructed in 1807 as part of a scheme of defence in connexion with the martello towers or small forts along the coast.
MARTELLO TOWER, a kind of tower formerly used in English coast defence.
The Martello tower was introduced in consequence of an incident of the French revolutionary wars.