|Delimara Tower & Battery|
Torri u Batterija ta' Delimara
|Part of the De Redin towers|
|Built by||Order of Saint John|
Delimara Tower (Maltese: Torri ta' Delimara), originally known as Torre della Limara, was a small watchtower in Delimara, limits of Marsaxlokk, Malta. It was built in 1659 as the tenth of the De Redin towers, and an artillery battery was later built nearby in 1793. Both the tower and the battery have been demolished.
Delimara Tower was built in 1659 at the tip of Delimara Point. It followed the standard design of the De Redin towers, having a square plan with two floors and a turret on the roof. A feature unique to Delimara Tower was that it had machicolations. It also had a buttress at the base, implying that it had some structural weaknesses. A similar buttress still exists at Triq il-Wiesgħa Tower.
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