Heir of Black Falcon wrote:Ben,
Very interesting. The development of the fortification is an interesting subject. I have some in a book I have on fortifications somewhere that shows a few interesting round ones.
Did they have roofs? Were they independent structures? The Spanish often built round martello towers for their cannon.
The Canadian ones have roofs, because of the cold and snow in the winter.
There's a history of Martello towers here
, (with pictures of Martello towers in Quebec City & Kingston)
There's a related article here
, about one of the Martello towers in Kingston.
I also found a couple of articles with pictures (including interior shots) of Matello towers in Fort Henry in Kingston:here
I hope this helps!
Edit: Apparently the roofs were originally removable, and used just for the winter (it gets hot in the summer in Canada, too - 60°C swings between summer & winter are not uncommon!)
Now the roofs are permanent, for ease of upkeep.
PS - Nice MOC, too, BTW!