Tower 9

Guernsey
Posted on January 30, 2024 / 1
Listing Type : Coastal Battery
Location : Channel Islands

Tower 9 is a standard Conway tower.  Like other towers in Guernsey it has no machicolations on the roof level.

Plans indicate that the Infantry Towers were built with three floors.

  • The first storey had a wooden floor, entrance doorway and eleven loopholes.
  • The second story had a wooden floor, sleeping accommodation and twelve loopholes.
  • The roof or cover was accessed through a central hatchway and provided additional firing positions over a parapet.

When built the infantry towers had no artillery on the roof but from 1803, the towers had their roofs strengthened and a 12-pdr SB carronades were mounted.

By 1833 there was an intention to upgrade these to 18-pdr carronades on the small towers in Jersey.

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