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L'ouaisne Tower - St. Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 49° 10.787 W 002° 11.121
30U E 559370 N 5447761
Quick Description: This tower was built around 1780 to defend the island of Jersey against French invasion.
Location: Jersey
Date Posted: 8/3/2014 2:32:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMM773
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member chstress53
Views: 1

Long Description:
Jersey is part of the ancient Duchy of Normandy, is situated close to France but is a British Crown Dependency. Over the years France had tried to invade the island and Jersey built a variety of defensive positions.

A nearby information board has the following information.
Ouasine Tower was also known as Le Tour du Hoinet 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 a navigation mark.
It is in private ownership.
Although it is not open to the public there is a path above the beach that passes very close to it.
The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 1780

Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": Jersey

Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: No it wasn't

What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: Used for defence of a border or land claim.

Current condition: It is intact, in good condition but not open to the public.

This site is administered by ----: A private owner

If admission is charged -: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Open to the public?: Restricted or by appointment only.

Official or advertised web-page: Not listed

Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort": Not listed

Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: Not listed

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