Ouaisne Tower - Ouaisne Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 49° 10.649 W 002° 11.075
30U E 559429 N 5447506
Quick Description: This information board is at the side of a footpath alongside the beach of Ouaisne bay. It is at the southern end of the bay and describes an old defensive tower to the north of this point.
Location: Jersey
Date Posted: 9/18/2017 8:29:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMWMH7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
Views: 1

Long Description:
The information board is in both English and French.
Ouaisne Tower

Ouaisne Tower was also known as Le Tour du Hoiner and St. Brelade's
No 1. Although we have no exact date for its construction it would have been in the 1780s.

During the Napoleonic Wars it
was equipped with one 18-pounder
cannon mounted on its roof.
The original first floor doorway
is intact, but an additional later
doorway on the ground floor has
been blocked and rendered.

Today it is painted red on the
seaward side as anavigation mark.
It is in private ownership.
    Ouaisne Tower etait aussi apelee Le Tour
du Hoinet et Saint-Brelade no 1. Bien que
nous ne sachions pas exactement quand elle
fut construite, on pense qu'elle date des
annees 1780. Pendant les guerres
napoleoniennes, elle etait equipee d'un
canon de dix-huit monte sur le toit. La porte
d'origine du premier etage est intacte, mais
celle ajoutee ensuite au rez-de-chaussee fut
bloquee et platree.

Aujourd'huii elle est peinte en rouge du cote
de la mer pour servir d'aide a la navigation.
C'est une propriete privee.
Type of Historic Marker: Stand alone information board.

Historical Marker Issuing Authority: Tourism Development Fund

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