Artwork : ArchiveNo00177

Tudor Stone Arch 1544






Contributor Name Southsea Castle
Contributor Image a.whitmarsh_dday.jpg

Location Southsea
Collection Date 29.09.08 12.22pm
Artefact Name Tudor Stone Arch
Artefact Description The arch is to be found in the wall of the south-side of the keep. Each stone was approximately 15 x 10cm.
Good condition.
Artefact Date 1544
Artefact Stored South-side of castle
Artefact Form

Artefact Image 00171_tudor_arch_web.jpg
Sample Taken Stone
Sample Image

History of Artefact Originally there were three openings on the south-side of the keep through which cannons could fire at ships out in the solent . When the wall in front of it later raised to a higher level, their view was blocked and they were filled in. This would have had the added effect of making the keep stronger.
Historian Andrew Whitmarsh
Previous Owners Henry VIII
Special Memories Henry VIII ordered Southsea Castle to be built and it was one of a chain of forts along the English coast built as a defence against invasion.
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