Greve de Lecq
Posted by: Morn Hyland
N 49° 14.758 W 002° 12.069
30U E 558141 N 5455106
Quick Description: 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
Date Posted: 7/1/2009 10:07:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM6PFC
The tower stands about 100 meters inland in the centre of the bay, and was supported by other defence constructions. Including two batteries on the western headland. It was also substantially altered during the German occupation with the addition of concrete floor a new first floor and stairs. The external ground level has also been raised in recent years. Like many of the towers today it has been painted white on the seaward side and now serves as a navigation marker.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark:
Please post a photograph of the tower and yourself .
Condition of Building: Converted to a museum
Parking: Not Listed
Location: Not listed
To claim a find, you must submit a photo of the Martello tower, taken from a different angle to the one shown on the page. The photo should have the tower in full, with some of the surrounding landscape or buildings. If possible, you should also be in the photograph