TQ6404 : Pevensey Castle

taken 2 years ago, near to Westham, East Sussex, Great Britain

Pevensey Castle
Pevensey Castle
Pevensey Castle was originally a Roman 'Saxon Shore' fort known as Anderitum. It dates back to around 290 AD. When William the Conqueror made landfall, on the 28th September 1066, one of his first actions was to assemble a prefabricated, wooden castle within the defensive perimeter of the Roman wall. Pevensey Castle is thus the first Norman castle to be built on English soil and it is a castle within a castle. The Norman keep was later rebuilt in stone as a motte and bailey castle.
During WW2, the castle was again garrisoned and used to guard the flat land between the castle and the sea. Machine gun posts from that time can still be seen today. The site is a Scheduled Monument in the care of English Heritage and it is open to the public.
The photo shows what remains of the Norman castle and includes a small part of the Roman curtain wall.
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TQ6404, 412 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 8 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6457 0478 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.1510N 0:20.0966E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6451 0478
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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