SZ6497 : Moat and Wall, Southsea Castle

taken 7 years ago, near to Southsea, Portsmouth, Great Britain

Moat and Wall, Southsea Castle
Moat and Wall, Southsea Castle
Built in 1544, the Castle was part of a series of fortifications constructed by Henry VIII around England's coasts to protect the country from invaders

The Castle has had many other uses besides defence. For a while it was a military prison. A lighthouse was built in the 1820s, and is still in use by shipping today. In 1960 the Castle left military service. It was acquired by Portsmouth City Council, which restored the Castle to its 19th century appearance

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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 9 January, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 6433 9798 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:46.6704N 1:5.3374W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 6436 9797
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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