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Hurst Castle view from Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight.


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Hurst Castle is an artillery fort on the Hurst Spit in Hampshire, England. It was built by Henry VIII between 1541 and 1544. It formed part of the coastal protection against invasion from France and defended the western entrance to the Solent between The Isle of Wight and mainland England.

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Geocode: Hurst Spit, Hampshire, The Solent: 50°42′23″N
Date of artefact: Sept 23rd 2017

Hurst Castle fort Spit Hampshire England Henry VIII 1541 1544 coastal protection invasion France Solent The Isle of Wight England landscape sea

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