The feature below was first shown on my website on 27 April 1998
Images of Wales
Monday, 27 April 1998
The Tower at Jersey Marine
Photography by John Ball - 2:15 pm, 27th April 1998 (with an Agfa ePhoto307 digital camera)
The Tower is situated in the village of Jersey Marine, hidden away between the
city of Swansea and the town of Neath. The Tower is a 19th century "folly",
serving no real function except as a nesting place for crows.
Above: The red bricks used in the construction of The Tower contrast well with the yellow of the wild gorse, in full flower at this time of the year.
Left: The Tower is four storeys high, but has no floors.
Above: The view from The Tower across the estuary of Afon Nedd (River Neath)
towards Baglan Moor, where two modern cooling towers can be identified.
Above: Close to The Tower is this rather unattractive New Tower Hotel.
Update - July 2004
Visit the website of The Towers Hotel & Spa, which now owns the Jersey Marine tower. The tower has been converted to provide honeymoon suites.