Calshot Castle, Fawley, Hampshire

Calshot Castle, Fawley, Hampshire
Photograph taken May 1996 © Copyright Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: k950210

Calshot Castle was built in 1539-40 as an artillery fort to guard the entrance to Southampton Water against the threat of invasion. It remained a military base until after World War II. This site is managed by Hampshire County Council.

Location

Hampshire Fawley

Period

Tudor (1485 - 1602)

Tags

castle attack defence sea water henry viii invasion military fort tudor (1485 - 1602) english heritage