Jersey War Tours

Resistance Nest Lewis Tower

Built in 1835 and named after Colonel Griffith George Lewis, who commanded the Royal Engineers in Jersey (December 1830 to January 1836)

For more info on its history please see the Lewis Tower Conservation Statement. The Tower can be hired please see the Jersey Heritage Website for more info

WWII Points of Interest:

  • Jäger type bunker for a 10.5cm K 331 (f)
  • Type 631b Casemate for a 4.7 Pak K36(t)
  • Type 606 Searchlight Bunker
  • Type 646 water pumping bunker (soon to be lost to development)
  • U WaKoFest Personnel Shelter
  • Tobruk positions
  • Lewis Tower and its concrete garage extension

Exploring bunkers:

  • Always get permission from the owner
  • Take a torch, a spare and one more for luck
  • Don't go alone & tell someone where you will be and for how long
  • You will get dirty as most are often full of rubbish and may have been used as a public toilet
  • Anything you find still belongs to the person that owns the property
  • Unexploded ordnance is still found in Jersey if you see or find anything that looks like ordnance please call the bomb disposal officer on 01534 612 612.
  • CIOS sites are the safest and run by experts, this is where we recommend you explore

Jargon Help

Resistance Nest (RN) = Widerstandsnest (WN)
Small pocket of resistance, these would be made up of small groups of up to 10 men with light weapons. They would man Anti-tank weapons, an observation post or a field gun.

Strongpoint (STP) = Stützpunkt St.P
Next level up from an RN and consisted of several RN's. STP areas would have a combination of weapons and different branches of the military used. Examples of this can be found with Strongpoint Greve de Lecq and Strongpoint Corbiere

Jäger Casemate was a special design and name for bunkers designed to hold a 10.5cm field gun

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