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Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 15

A History of Martello Towers in the Defence of British North America, 1796-1871

by Ivan J. Saunders

Appendix E. Sherbrooke Tower, Halifax

Built: 1814-27
Armed: 1827
Disarmed: after 1860
Removed: (extant in 1945)
Facing material: granite ashlar masonry
Diameter: 50 ft.
Height: 31 ft. 9 in.
Wall thickness: 7 ft. 6 in.
Parapet height: not known
Storeys: two
Purpose: to engage enemy naval vessels in the main entrance channel to Halifax harbour.

26 Sherbrooke Tower as proposed; floor plans, view and section. (Public Archives of Nova Scotia.)

27 Sherbrooke Tower, floor plans, view and section of the completed tower, 1828. (Public Archives of Canada.)

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