TQ9218 : Camber Castle

taken 4 years ago, near to Rye Harbour, East Sussex, Great Britain

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Camber Castle
Camber Castle
Camber Castle is one of thirty Henrician Castles built by Henry VIII between 1539 and 1540 as an artillery fortress to counter the threat of invasion from Catholic France and Spain.

The castle lies between Rye and Winchelsea in East Sussex. Camber itself is actually 2.5 miles away, to the other side of Rye.

The castle was built around an earlier tower that had been built adjacent the sea to defend the harbour. The sea has since retreated by 1 mile.

Viewed from above the Castle has a tortoise like shape with four round towers at each corner and another entrance tower. Visitors have to walk for a mile or so get to the castle.

Grade I listed.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 1 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Nature Reserve  Castle 
Place (from Tags)
Rye Harbour 
Building Type (from Tags)
Former (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 921 184 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:56.0252N 0:43.9940E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 921 184
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve  Castle  Camber Castle 

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