Canon on Seaford’s Martello Tower

Canon (32 pounder) mounted horizontally on the roof of Seaford’s Martello Tower on the English Channel coast in Sussex; the barrel is currently a landing place for birds but the tower and canon were intended to defend against a beach landing or attack. Wise defence and the canon was never fired in action. The tower was one of 103, all built in the first half of the nineteen century to deter a French invasion during the Napoleonic wars.
Seaford Head (69 m.) is one of the Seven Sisters, a series of chalk cliffs along the Sussex Coast.