Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

ST CATHERINES CASTLE


ST CATHERINES CASTLE
Photo Charles Taylor

This small castle or fort designed for only 4 cannon was built in 1538 - 40 to protect Fowey against attacks from the sea, but it is now in poor condition. The lower circular gun battery for 2 guns was added in 1855 and although abandoned by the end of that century it was again used in the Second World War when a 4.7 inch naval gun was fitted. St Catherines Blockhouses were added either side of the harbour at Fowey and Polruan as an extra defence and were connected by a chain that could be raised.

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Polruan blockhouse photo Charles Taylor Polruan blockhouse photo Charles Taylor Polruan blockhouse photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
A mile south of Fowey on the west bank

 



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