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Plan of Walmer Castle

Plan of Walmer Castle

Medium: Watercolour with pen and ink

Date: 1725

Shelfmark: K Top Vol 18

Item number: 59

Length: 55.5

Width: 77.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Map scale ratio: 1":20ft (1:240)

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.

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