TQ9218 : Camber Castle, Rye Harbour, East Sussex

near to Rye Harbour, East Sussex, Great Britain

Camber Castle, Rye Harbour, East Sussex
Camber Castle, Rye Harbour, East Sussex
Camber Castle
Camber Castle is one of thirty Henrician Castles built by Henry VIII between 1539 and 1540 as an artillery fortress to counter the threat of invasion from Catholic France and Spain.

The castle lies between Rye and Winchelsea in East Sussex. Camber itself is actually 2.5 miles away, to the other side of Rye.

The castle was built around an earlier tower that had been built adjacent the sea to defend the harbour. The sea has since retreated by 1 mile.

Viewed from above the Castle has a tortoise like shape with four round towers at each corner and another entrance tower. Visitors have to walk for a mile or so see the castle.

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Henrician Castles
The Device Forts, also known as Henrician Castles, are a series of artillery fortifications built to defend the southern coast of England by Henry VIII. After his divorce of Catherine of Aragon England was left politically isolated, and a treaty between France and Spain in 1538 aroused fears of invasion.

The buildings all followed a similar form, with squat towers.

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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9215 1846 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9203 1851
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