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December 30, 2010

Napoleon-proof your home

Convert a Martello tower (via Boing Boing).

Until it became redundant in the 1870s, there had been troops at Tower Y, as well as coastguards after Napoleon's defeat. The spartan living quarters, however, had been crammed around the entrance floor, above an arsenal of gunpowder and cannonballs, and below the wind-scythed roof deck. Today, from the battlements, or rather the roof terrace, three other towers can be seen, dotted along the shingle coast.

My dream home.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 30, 2010 10:47 AM