St Mawes Castle

A telephoto View from near the old Blockhouse (Little Dennis) on Pendennis Head to St Mawes Castle on the opposite side of the estuary.
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St Mawes Castle was built between 1539 and 1545 near the waterline by Henry VIII to guard the entrance to the safe anchorage in the Carrick Roads.
Built together with it's larger sister castle Pendennis.
In the late 1530's Henry VIII was under threat of war from France and Spain because he had divorced his Catholic wife, Catherine of Aragon. As a consequence, Henry set about the fortification of the whole of England's south coast.
Ref:
377
Date:
2014-10-15 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 8272.3154
Photographer:

St Mawes Castle

A telephoto View from near the old Blockhouse (Little Dennis) on Pendennis Head to St Mawes Castle on the opposite side of the estuary.
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St Mawes Castle was built between 1539 and 1545 near the waterline by Henry VIII to guard the entrance to the safe anchorage in the Carrick Roads.
Built together with it's larger sister castle Pendennis.
In the late 1530's Henry VIII was under threat of war from France and Spain because he had divorced his Catholic wife, Catherine of Aragon. As a consequence, Henry set about the fortification of the whole of England's south coast.
Ref:
377
Date:
2014-10-15 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 8272.3154
Photographer: