SW8231 : Tudor Gun Tower, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

taken 4 months ago, near to Falmouth, Cornwall, Great Britain

Tudor Gun Tower, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth
Tudor Gun Tower, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth
Pendennis Castle, part of a national building programme of coastal artillery forts, was begun in 1540 by order of Henry VIII, in response to the threat of invasion by French and Spanish forces. Henry's castle has four main elements: a guardhouse, a forebuilding, a central round gun tower and a surrounding gun platform.
Although originally designed as a gun fort, from the middle of the 17th century the tower was used variously for accommodation, offices, an officers' mess and storage. During the Second World War it became the headquarters of Falmouth Fire Command.
Built mainly using granite ashlar and rubble, Pendennis Castle is a Grade I listed building. LinkExternal link
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SW8231, 171 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 July, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 9 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 8242 3178 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:8.7645N 5:2.8039W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 8247 3180
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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