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Offline Riding With The Angels

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Re: Sandgate Castle
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2016, 19:39:27 »
Storms of 1927.

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Re: Sandgate Castle
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2013, 09:57:09 »
Sea-Ruined Castle Sold

Sandgate Castle, Kent, built in the time of Henry VIII, has been sold by the Southern Railway to Mr Albert Batchelor of Bleak House, Broadstairs, who intends to erect a sea-wall to protect the building already partially ruined by the waves.

The People, 4th March 1928

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Re: Sandgate Castle
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2012, 19:52:10 »
Tuesday, June 20, 1893

The South-Eastern Railway Company has agreed to give over Sandgate Castle, an ancient fortification, to the town of Sandgate, for the purpose of its being made a pleasure resort.

From The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post.


Tuesday, August 22, 1893

Sandgate Castle which has been closed for many years and allowed gradually to fall into decay, has been turned to some practical account by the Local Improvement Society, and is to be opened from this week for the use of visitors and the public.

From The Birmingham Daily Post.

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Re: Sandgate Castle
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2012, 17:37:17 »
Tuesday, April 11, 1882

The demolition of Sandgate Castle has been sanctioned by the War Office. This step is rendered necessary by the extension of the Hythe and Sandgate Railway to Folkestone, the direction of which cannot conveniently be averted to clear the castle. The structure is said to be worth 20,000, and an agreement has been entered into by the South-Eastern Company to substitute a work suitable for the defence of that part of the coast at a cost of not less than the sum named as the value of the castle.

From The Morning Post.

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Re: Sandgate Castle
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2012, 13:34:07 »
Sandgate Castle, along with Walmer Castle and Deal Castle, were built by Henry VIII, in 1539-40. It was designed by Von Haschenperg and made of stone. It was sited to defend the coastal road, as well as the adjoining beach. There was a central round gun tower surrounded by three circular bastions, linked by a curved curtain wall, with a defensible gatehouse to the landward side. In 1573 (?) Elizabeth I stayed there on her way from Greenwich to Dover. Soon afterwards it started to fall into disrepair. In 1806, during the Napoleonic Wars, the castle was rebuilt and adapted into a Martello Tower. Due to its exposed position on the coast it has frequently been damaged by storms over the years.

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Re: Sandgate Castle
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2012, 19:22:28 »
How it looks from the beach side now. I've been past it twice, but haven't been inside.

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Re: Sandgate Castle
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2012, 20:32:07 »
Photograph of Sandgate Castle Martello Tower taken in May 1982.

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Re: Sandgate Castle
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 20:44:55 »
This is Sandgate Castle after WW2.

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Re: Sandgate Castle
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 20:27:54 »
This photograph was taken in 1982 of Sandgate Castle showing a cut away of the centre pivot on the roof.  Most Martello Towers have a cannon set in the centre to hold the central pivot.

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Sandgate Castle
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 19:48:12 »
1867 Plan of Sandgate Castle.

 

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