- Kingswear Castle
Kingswear Castle was built between
1491- 1502, as a coastal artillerytower for use with heavy cannon. It is located in Devon, England.
Due to the limited range of cannon at the time, the fort at Kingswear was designed to work alongside
Dartmouth Castleon the opposite bank, so that between them they could provide complete cover of the narrow entrance through the Dart estuary into Dartmouth Harbour. Gun technology improved and the range of the weapons increased and new gun emplacements were added to Dartmouth Castle, aiming further out towards the estuary mouth, leading to a decline in the defensive role of KingswearCastle.
Unlike Dartmouth Castle, the site of Kingswear Castle is privately owned and not accessible to the public.
* [http://www.castleuk.net/castle_lists_south/202/kingswearcastle.htm Details, map and photo]
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