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Pevensey Castle - Photos the Archives

While visiting a friend in Eastbourne, Essex, UK, she was kind enough to take me to Pevensey Castle, which was about 20 minutes drive from her house. Thanks to her generosity:) As usual, I was excited to visit a place of historical importance. It is said that the Pevensey castle was originally built by the early Roman settlements in the Southern Coast around 3rd century AD. Additions and modifications should have been done, however there is no documentary evidence of this castle after the Roman empire, until 1066!

A 12th century chronicle says,

Pevensey is a castle rising on a very lofty mound, fortified on every side by a most beautiful wall, fenced impregnably by the washing waves of the sea, almost inaccessible owing to the difficulty of the ground.

Here is a sketch of the castle in its heyday and its pitiable current state

It is very sad to see just the remains of this lofty castle...

View from afar

Entrance

Side view

Gate House built in 1200AD

Remains - For SOOC

Foundation stones of the Chapel and remains of the font in the nave

10 comments:

pcphotoblog said...

Happy SOOC Sunday :)

momgen said...

It is a history place and worth visiting. Happy SOOC Sunday.

Jeanette said...

Interesting place to visit. I can only imagine what a wonderful place it once was.

Teresa said...

These are wonderful shots! I would love to travel and visit such historical sites. I can only imagine how beautiful it was when it was busy with life.

Kathiesbirds said...

Even the ruins are beautiful though! I love it!

J Bar said...

Amazing place.

Andrea said...

These are interesting ruins, and very well captured. Thanks.

Kay L. Davies said...

It's a shame it has deteriorated this much, but castles are pretty expensive to maintain, I would imagine. The ruins have their own kind of beauty, however.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

ladyfi said...

It still looks magnificent though!

Judy said...

I don't know - sometimes being able to see the ruins, and the way something so large was constructed, can be even more impressive than seeing it whole. Brings the people who did the construction closer to life...

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