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Chapter 2 - Description
A. Description of property


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Element 06 – Murney Tower, Kingston

The glacis surrounding Murney Tower
The glacis surrounding Murney Tower is learly visible in this aerial photograph.
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Built in 1848 on Murney Point, Murney Tower consists of the limestone tower with caponiers and an encircling ditch and glacis. The tower is 11 m high and 17 m in diameter. Murney Tower is located west of the harbour, and its guns were intended to cover the western approaches to the town. It is part of the Kingston Fortifications National Historic Site of Canada and is classified as a CRM1 resource.









 

 

Murney Towe
Murney Tower with its dry ditch and ounterscarp is unique among the Martello towers in Kingston.
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