Antony Gibb

Details

Client

Jersey Heritage

Location

Jersey

Archirondel Tower

Archirondel Tower is a Jersey round tower (also known as Conway Towers, after Henry Seymour Conway, Governor of Jersey 1772-95), one of 23 built around Jersey between 1778 and 1801. It was one of the later towers, completed in 1794 and is unique in that it is larger than those built earlier, with larger loopholes and has three doubled up machicolations.

 

Although it has been one of the coastal fortifications managed by Jersey Heritage since 2005, over the last three years it has been transformed from a ‘stone tent’ into a fully serviced holiday home, with a kitchen in the former magazine, a bathroom in the WW2 searchlight housing and a bedroom and sitting room on upper floors. The gun battery around the base of the tower provides a great place for sitting out and the door to the original steps to the beach – which was blocked during the Occupation – has been opened up.