Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

PEVENSEY CASTLE


PEVENSEY CASTLE
Photo Charles Taylor

The large 4th century (c. 340) Roman Saxon Shore fort of Anderida was strengthened with a Norman motte & bailey castle as soon as the Noman invasion started in 1066. The keep was rebuilt in stone in the late 12th century, and the towers and gatehouse in the mid 13th century.

The castle started to decay into ruin in the 18th century, although it was used in the second world war, but the original roman walls are still in very good condition. The retreat of the sea which originally came right up to the castle walls has left it a mile inland.

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Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
On the A259 between Eastbourne and Bexhill, in the centre of Pevensey
Castle Road, Pevensey, East Sussex BN24 5LE

 



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