Calshot Castle

Calshot Castle

Calshot Castle is one of Henry VIII's device forts, built on Calshot Spit at the Solent near Fawley to guard the entrance to Southampton Water (gbmapping|SU488025).

It was built as a circular blockhouse with a three storey central keep in 1540 using stone from Beaulieu Abbey. The outer walls were lowered in 1774 and the gatehouse was rebuilt in order to provide more living space. The south east battery was added in 1895 but has since been demolished. The castle was in use until 1956.

It is now owned by English Heritage and visitors to the castle can park in the adjacent leisure centre car park.

ee also

* Martello Tower
* Eastbourne Redoubt
* Pevensey Castle
* Dymchurch Redoubt


* [ Hampshire County Council - Information about Calshot Castle]
* [ More about Calshot Castle]
*Fry, Plantagenet Somerset, "The David & Charles Book of Castles", David & Charles, 1980. ISBN 0-7153-7976-3

External links

* [ Photographs and Information from Strolling Guides]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Calshot — is a coastal village in Hampshire, England. A settlement at the site is believed to have existed since the fifth century AD. It is mentioned as Cerdicesora in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle.In 1539, Henry VIII ordered the construction of Calshot… …   Wikipedia

  • Calshot Spit — is a one mile long sand and shingle bank, located on the southern bank of the open end of Southampton Water, on the south coast of England.At the end of the spit are Calshot Castle (built by King Henry VIII), an RNLI lifeboat, a Coastguard… …   Wikipedia

  • Castle class corvette — The Castle class corvettes were an updated version of the much more numerous Flower class corvettes of the Royal Navy, and started appearing during late 1943. They were equipped with radar as well as asdic.The Admiralty had decided to cease… …   Wikipedia

  • Southsea Castle — (early in its history also known as Chaderton castle[1] ) is one of Henry VIII s Device Forts, also known as Henrician Castles, built in 1544 on the waterfront at the southern end of Portsea Island (an a …   Wikipedia

  • Deal Castle — Deal Castle. Deal Castle is located in Deal, Kent, England, between Walmer Castle and the now lost Sandown Castle (grid reference TR378 …   Wikipedia

  • Device Forts — Deal Castle in Kent was built between 1539 and 1540. The Device Forts, also known as Henrician Castles, are a series of artillery fortifications built to defend the southern coast of England by Henry VIII. After his divorce of Catherine of Aragon …   Wikipedia

  • Liste des propriétés de l'English Heritage — Cette page liste les propriétés de l’English Heritage, l’organisme public indépendant chargé de la gestion du patrimoine historique en Angleterre. Elle les classe selon les régions anglaises, puis selon les comtés cérémoniaux. Sommaire 1… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • List of English Heritage properties — English Heritage Properties in England is a link page for any stately home, historic house, castle, abbey, museum or other property in the care of English Heritage.Bedfordshire*Bushmead Priory *De Grey Mausoleum *Houghton House *Wrest Park… …   Wikipedia

  • Список замков Англии — …   Википедия

  • List of ship names of the Royal Navy (C) — This is a list of Royal Navy ship names starting with CList of RN ship names A B C D F G H I L M N O Q R T U ZC* C1 * C2 * C3 * C4 * C5 * C6 * C7 * C8 * C9 * C10 * C11 * C12 * C13 * C14 * C15 * C16 * C17 * …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.