Artwork : ArchiveNo00176

Shell Store Wall 1850






Contributor Name Southsea Castle
Contributor Image a.whitmarsh_dday.jpg

Location Southsea
Collection Date 29.09.08 12.08pm
Artefact Name Shell Store Wall
Artefact Description A red brick wall with a large gap for storing and protecting shells from enemy fire. Good condition.
Artefact Date 1850
Artefact Stored South-side of castle
Artefact Form

Artefact Image 00176_wall.jpg
Sample Taken Piece of brick from wall
Sample Image

History of Artefact Originally it was a stone wall built at the same time as the castle. In 1850 it ws re-built out of brick. Brick was used instead of stone as it was thought it would not splinter if the enemy fired. It was probably made at Fort Cumberland. The British Army would have garrisoned the castle until 1960, then it was sold to the council.
Historian Andrew Whitmarsh
Previous Owners The British Army
Special Memories

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