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Grampound, Cornwall

Grampound, Cornwall

Draughtsman: Budgen, Charles

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1811

Shelfmark: OSD 6

Item number: 18

Length: 47

Width: 31

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 2 ' : 1 Mile (1 : 31680)

Military batteries are marked along the coastline in this drawing. The profusion of defensive castles in this area is testimony to the perceived vulnerability of coastal regions. Red blocks indicate individual structures within the complex of Pendennis Castle, built by Henry VIII after his divorce from Catherine of Aragon aroused the hostility of Catholic France and Spain. The nearby castle of St Mawes acted as a seaward deterrent, protecting the anchorage of Falmouth. Half Moon Battery is indicated, as are signal seats along the extreme edge of the coast.

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