Inside The Tower

A rare view of the inside of the Napoleonic Tower (Banbas Tower) at Malin Head taken on the 19th February 2014.

Signal towers generally follow the same design as the towers on the south and west coasts, being two stories high and square in plan, with the wall opposite the entrance being slightly thicker to accommodate a fireplace and chimney.

Local stone from the area was used in the construction of the tower. The height of the tower is about 30 feet (9m). At the bottom of the construction the walls are at their thickest measuring over 2 feet (0.6m) deep. The interior is about 14 ½ feet (4.5m) by 14 ½ feet (4.5m).

 


Parapet level East Side with walkway to the Machicolation


Chimney's on the South Side



1st floor South side left side of picture, West side on the right



1st floor West wall left North right



1st floor South side



1st floor East side



1st floor East side



1st floor Old Entrance North side



Ground floor East side


Ground floor East side



Ground floor East Side left & South right of the picture



Ground floor South side



Ground floor West side wall on right



Ground floor East on left and South to the top right of the picture



Ground floor West to the right of the picture



Ground floor West to the right of the picture



1st floor Old entrance North side (and my foot) 2 feet thick wall



Above the Old entrance 2nd floor North side



Old Entrance 2nd floor



Above the old entrance door on the 1st floor North side



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