Deal Castle, Deal, Kent

Deal Castle, Deal, Kent
Photograph taken July 1997 © Copyright Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: k970992

Deal Castle was built as part of Henry VIII's scheme to defend the south coast against invasion and stands close to the beach. It was completed in 1540, providing platforms (seen here) to mount the new artillery and firearms. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).

Location

Kent Deal

Period

Tudor (1485 - 1602)

Tags

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