Pevensey Castle, Pevensey, East Sussex

Pevensey Castle, Pevensey, East Sussex
Photograph taken June 1989 © Crown copyright. Historic England Archive ref: nmr 4511/02

A Roman fort originally stood on this site. After the Norman Conquest it was given to William the Conqueror's half-brother. By the end of the 11th century he had constructed a full scale Norman castle using the Roman walls. It lay uninhabited from the 16th century. This property is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).

Location

East Sussex Pevensey

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Themes

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norman castle attack defence invasion fort conqueror aerial view medieval (1066 - 1484) english heritage