TR2035 : Sandgate Castle

taken 3 years ago, near to Sandgate, Kent, Great Britain

Sandgate Castle
Sandgate Castle
Sandgate Castle
Sandgate 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.

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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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Scheduled Monuments
In the United Kingdom, a scheduled monument is a 'nationally important' archaeological site or historic building, given protection against unauthorised change.
There are about 20,000 scheduled monuments in England representing about 37,000 heritage assets. Of the tens of thousands of scheduled monuments in the UK, most are inconspicuous archaeological sites, but some are large ruins.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 7 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 2068 3517 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.4044N 1:8.9273E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 2068 3515
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