TQ6404 : Pevensey Castle

taken 12 months ago, near to Westham, East Sussex, Great Britain

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Pevensey Castle
Pevensey Castle
The first castle at Pevensey was a Roman fort called Anderitum built c.AD280-AD300. Anderitum fell into ruin following the end of the Roman occupation in the 5th century. It was reoccupied in 1066 by the Normans under William the Conqueror who augmented the Roman defences. A stone keep and fortification was built within the Roman walls. When William left England in 1067 to make a triumphal tour of Normandy, he chose to sail from Pevensey. The castle was occupied more or less continuously until the 16th century though it played no part in the Wars of the Roses. Once more, Pevensey was allowed to fall into decay and ruin. Pevensey Castle was reoccupied between 1940 and 1945 when faced with the risk of a German invasion. It was garrisoned by units from the Home Guard, British and Canadian armies and the United States Army Air Corps. An observation post and a number of machine gun pillboxes were constructed. After 1945 most of the wartime installations were deliberately left in place, as evidence of this important episode in the castle’s history.
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TQ6404, 437 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 20 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 30 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6451 0481 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.1682N 0:20.0463E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6445 0482
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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