Saint George's Tower

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Saint George's Tower
Torri ta' San Ġorġ
Part of the Lascaris towers
St. Julian's, Malta
St George's Bay Tower.jpg
St. George's Tower
Coordinates35°55′44.4″N 14°29′27″E / 35.929000°N 14.49083°E / 35.929000; 14.49083
TypeCoastal watchtower
Site information
OwnerGovernment of Malta
Controlled byCorinthia Hotels International
ConditionIntact but dilapidated
Site history
Built1638
Built byOrder of Saint John
MaterialsLimestone

Saint George's Tower (Maltese: Torri ta' San Ġorġ) is a small watchtower in St. Julian's, Malta. It was built in 1638 and is one of the Lascaris towers. Today, it is located in the grounds of a hotel.

View of the tower

Saint George's Tower is located at St. George's Bay, St. Julian's. Its site was originally occupied by a medieval watch post.[1]

The tower remained in use during the British period but was converted to a Fire Control Station once Fort Pembroke was built. The tower served as a radio communications post in World War II.[2] The tower appears in a 1916 painting with the British additions.[3][4]

It was listed by MEPA as a Grade I National Monument in 1995, and in 1997 the fire control tower added by the British was demolished, which restored the tower to its original state.[2]

The tower is now incorporated within the grounds of the Corinthia Hotel St George's Bay.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Zammit, Vincent (1984). "Fortifications in the Middle Ages". Civilization. Ħamrun: PEG Ltd. 1: 33.
  2. ^ a b "Protecting the most significant buildings, monuments and features of Pembroke (17) - St George's Tower, St George's Bay". Times of Malta. 2 March 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  3. ^ "A fresh take on history". Times of Malta.
  4. ^ "Treasure trove of letters describes Malta through the ages". Times of Malta.
  5. ^ "Corinthia Hotel St George's Bay, Malta". Corinthia Hotels. Retrieved 17 May 2015.

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