TR3750 : Walmer Castle

taken 37 years ago, near to Walmer, Kent, Great Britain

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Walmer Castle
Walmer Castle
Walmer Castle is one of three castles in Kent commissioned by King Henry VIII in 1539-40, the other two being Sandown and Deal. The castle is the official residence of the Lords Warden of the Cinque Ports. A position occupied by many distinguished people over the years, at the time of this visit in 1981 the position was held by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. The position was also held by the Duke of Wellington who died whilst at Walmer Castle. Other notable holders include Sir Winston Churchill and George Curzon, 1st Baron Curzon of Kedleston. Another holder of the position was William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp of Madresfield Court near Malvern, he was "outed" as a homosexual and had to resign and flee the country. This was at a time when to be homosexual was illegal. The author, Evelyn Waugh was a regular visitor to Madresfield and it is widely thought that Earl Beauchamp was the model for Lord Marchmain in the novel 'Brideshead Revisited'.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 13 August, 1981   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 23 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Person (from Tags)
Duke of Wellington 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3775 5009 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:12.0313N 1:24.1113E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3783 5003
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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