Archirondel Tower is one of the coastal towers constructed on the orders of the Governor of Jersey, General Conway, and was completed after the Battle of Jersey. Built to a design which is unique to Jersey, it pre-dates the “Martello” towers built across the south coast of Britain (and some additional towers in Jersey as well) in the early part of the 19th Century.

Originally built on a rock which was surrounded by the sea at high tide, it now sits at the end of an unfinished arm of a harbour planned in St Catherine’s Bay to accommodate the English Fleet.