Coastal defence, castles

Speed's Hampshire 1611

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coastal defence Castles are shown on Speed's map of Hampshire by a dot, circle, tower and buildings, labelled, eg:- Hurst castle. Several of the old coastal castles are shown; there is no indication of fortifications at Portsmouth, Southampton, Cosham, etc.


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'modern' name (parish; ngr) = old name (hundred) if given
The list includes one inland castle.
Calshot Castle (Fawley parish; SU488025) = Calshot castle (Newforrest Hundred)
Haselworth Castle (Gosport parish; SZ6198?) = Worth ca (Titchfeild Hundred)
Hurst Castle (Milford-on-Sea parish; SZ3189) = Hurst castle (Christchurch Hundred)
Malwood Castle (Minstead parish; SU277121) = Malwood castle (Newforrest Hundred)
Southsea Castle (Portsmouth parish; SZ6498) = South Castle (Portesdowne Hundred)
St Andrew's Castle (Hamble parish; SU4806?) = S Andrews castle (Mansbridg Hundred)
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:: Defence of the Realm: (unpublished):: interpretive planning for Portsmouth and the surrounding area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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