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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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 2067 3516 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.3993N 1:8.9184E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 2069 3515
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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