Coastal defence, Castles

Saxton's Hampshire 1575

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coastal defence Saxton's map of Hampshire shows most of the active coastal defence castles: Hurst, Calshot, Netley, St Andrew's, Southsey and Lumps Fort east of Southsea. At Portsmouth and Southampton it is possible, under the heavy red applied by the colourist, to see town walls and bastions; for example at Portsmouth:-


Norden's map of Hampshire, 1595-1607, marked the ruins of Worth castle, but left off Lumps Fort. In the late 16th century the possibility of invasion was real; the Armada came in 1588.


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'modern' name (parish; ngr) = old name if given
The list includes inland castles as well as the coastal defences.

Calshot Castle (Fawley parish; SU488025) = Calshot castel
Hurst Castle (Milford-on-Sea parish; SZ3189) = Hurst castel
Lumps Fort (Portsmouth parish; SZ657982) = blockhowse, The
Netley Castle (Hound parish) = Netley cast
Odiham Castle (Odiham parish) = Wharnboro cast
Portchester Castle (Fareham parish; SU6204) = Portchester
Southsea Castle (Portsmouth parish; SZ6498) = Southsey ca
St Andrew's Castle (Hamble parish; SU4806?) = Sct Andros cast.

References
Saunders, A D: 1977: Hampshire Coastal Defence since the Introduction of Artillery: Royal Archaeolgical Institute:: with excellent references

Saunders, Andrew: 1997: Channel Defences: Batsford:: ISBN 0 7134 7595 1

:: Defence of the Realm: (unpublished):: interpretive planning for Portsmouth and the surrounding area

Fox, Russell: 1991 (Nov): Portsmouth's Ramparts Revisited: Fortress: no 11: pp29-38

Williams-Freeman, J P: 1934: Coast of Hampshire, The: ProcHFC: 12: 218-220

Butchart, C B R: 1955: Hampshire Castles: Warren and Son (Winchester, Hampshire)



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