Plan of Walmer Castle
Medium: Watercolour with pen and ink
Plan of Walmer Castle in Kent from 1725. The castle is laid out in a quatre foil shape. It is one of three stone forts built in c.1539 on the orders of Henry VIII for the defence of the south coast. The entrance is across a bridge on the north east side. There is a deep circular moat. On the seaward side there are impressive gun ports. The fort was converted to a house in c.1730 by the Duke of Kent. Today it is the residence of the Warden of the Cinque Ports.