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Hurst Castle South Bastion, Hampshire

Situated at the end of a 2.4km shingle spit that extends into the western Solent from Milford-On-Sea, Hurst Point is the closest part of the mainland to the Isle of Wight. Accessible only by boat or on foot, it is the location of Hurst Castle, one of Henry VIII's chain of coastal defences, completed in 1544. The castle was used as a prison for eminent 17th century captives, and was later strengthened during the 19th and 20th centuries.


Copyright: Gary Davies
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Taken: 09/07/2018
Uploaded: 30/07/2018
Updated: 03/08/2018


Tags: hurst castle; bastion; fort; artillery; defences; coast; coastal; henry viii; hurst spit; solent; english heritage; historic building; fortification
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