Le Hocq Tower Interpretation Centre, St Clement
To be Open on Sunday 2nd February 2020: 1000hrs – 1600 hrs
To celebrate World Wetlands Day. Le Hocq Tower will be open, with Host /Guide members of the Jersey Tourist Guides Association (JTGA) in attendance to explain to visitors the history of the Tower, which sits in a central position of the SE Coast Ramsar site.
Three levels of the Tower are accessible to visitors and two of these, the entry and first floor levels, contain Jersey Heritage designed pull-up banners, explaining the history of the Tower, Conway Towers in general, The adjacent Ramsar site – the intertidal area within which the Tower sits – together with the geology and ornithology of the area. The basement contains the munitions store with brick-vaulted ceiling – now illuminated.
The JTGA Host/Guides look forward to welcoming you to this, the first Le Hocq Tower opening of 2020.
Captain Brian Nibbs (JTGA Committee Member)
Project Co-ordinator. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07797 717604
- During 2019, in the region of 1,800 persons visited the Tower and almost £1,000 was raised to support the work of Jersey Heritage. The Tower is owned by the Parish of St Clement and leased to Jersey Heritage.
- Le Hocq Tower was one of a chain of towers constructed to defend the Island following a proposal by Sir Henry Seymour Conway, who was appointed Governor of Jersey in 1772. Approval and funding were obtained from King George III in July 1778. In total, 23 Conway Towers were built in Jersey between 1778 and 1801.
- World Wetlands Day is celebrated on February 2nd as it marks the date of the signing of the Convention (or Treaty) called the Ramsar Convention on 2nd February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.