TQ6404 : Pevensey castle

near to Westham, East Sussex, Great Britain

Pevensey castle
Pevensey castle
Originally a Roman Saxon Shore fort called Anderitum, built in about AD290. The walls survive to an impressive height. Unlike most Roman forts which are of decidedly square shape, this one follows the lines of the peninsula on which it was built. Originally the sea lapped against its walls but it is now nearly a mile away. The Normans used the fort for their overnight camp before the Battle of Hastings and soon after built the castle (seen here) in a corner of the fort. The castle was further fortified in World War II.
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Saturday, 12 April, 2003   (more nearby)
Saturday, 3 September, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 645 047 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.1091N 0:20.0348E
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