Icart Point

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Icart Point

Icart Point is a point of southern Guernsey, located west of Jerbourg Point and east of Petit Port, Moulin Huet and Saint's Bay.[1] It is in the parish of Saint Martin, Guernsey

A German fortification Wildstandnest Ikart was built on the headland during 1942-3.[2] Also on the headland is Saints Bay Hotel.

Saint's Bay[edit]

Saint's Bay, directly to the east of Icart Point contains No 14 Guernsey loophole towers, built in the 1780s to help defend the Island.

The name "Saint's bay" has an origin going back 1,000 years, Archbishop Mauger, uncle to William the Conqueror. Mauger was deposed from his archbishopric at the council of Lisieux, around 1054. Mauger was banished from Rouen to the Isle of Guernsey. He landed at Saint's bay.[3]

Icart Bay[edit]

To the west is La Moye Point, separated from Icart Point by Icart Bay.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ansted, David Thomas; Latham, Robert Gordon (1865). The Channel Islands, by D.T. Ansted and R.G. Latham. p. 47. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Strappini, Richard (2004). St Martin, Guernsey, Channel Islands, a parish history from 1204. p. 132. 
  3. ^ A Companion to the Island of Guernsey ... compiled from the best authors ... With a map of the island. Collins, 1835. p. 121. 
  4. ^ The Channel Islands. Forgotten Books. p. 47. ISBN 978-1-4510-0100-6. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 

Coordinates: 49°25′N 2°34′W / 49.42°N 2.56°W / 49.42; -2.56