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The Irish coastline is dotted with the famous Martello Towers, small round towers with flat roofs.

These towers were designed and built as lookout posts during the Napoleonic Wars.
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Jersey’s position within sight of France, yet loyal to the English crown, has made her vulnerable through the centuries to coastal attack. The north coast cliffs provided a good measure of protection, but the bays of the west, south and east coasts were too accessible to potential invaders. Coastal defences were a necessity, and they needed frequent updating and repairs.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Morn Hyland

location: Jersey

date approved: 7/1/2009

last visited: 8/22/2011

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The tower that you see here was built during the 1800's It stands above the Tomb of a sailor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Morn Hyland

location: Jersey

date approved: 10/20/2008

last visited: 7/20/2009

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La Rocco's tower was badly damaged during the Occupation, but it was rebuilt and is now again a landmark in St Ouen's Bay.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Morn Hyland

location: Jersey

date approved: 10/18/2008

last visited: 5/22/2013

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Martello TowersLewis Tower

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Jersey’s position within sight of France, yet loyal to the English crown, has made her vulnerable through the centuries to coastal attack. The north coast cliffs provided a good measure of protection, but the bays of the west, south and east coasts were too accessible to potential invaders. Coastal defences were a necessity, and they needed frequent updating and repairs. There were several phases in the construction of towers around Jersey’s coasts. The first plan was made by General Conway, t

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Morn Hyland

location: Jersey

date approved: 7/1/2009

last visited: 7/14/2010

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Jersey’s position within sight of France, yet loyal to the English crown, has made her vulnerable through the centuries to coastal attack. The north coast cliffs provided a good measure of protection, but the bays of the west, south and east coasts were too accessible to potential invaders. Coastal defences were a necessity, and they needed frequent updating and repairs. There were several phases in the construction of towers around Jersey’s coasts. The first plan was made by General Conway, t

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Morn Hyland

location: Jersey

date approved: 7/1/2009

last visited: 7/18/2009

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