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Sandsfoot Castle

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Location type: Castle
Location address: United Kingdom, Weymouth and Portland
Number of texts: 1
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Made by | Reference Steinsky | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

Sandsfoot Castle is one of Henry VIII’s Device Forts, also known as Henrician Castles, built around 1541 to the west of Weymouth, Dorset, England, opposite its contemporary Portland Castle. Together these two forts put the whole of Portland harbour and the roads within range of their artillery, thus protecting shipping from foreign raiders, and preventing an invading landing force from forming up offshore, although the castle was always vulnerable to attack from a landward direction. Most of the castle has fallen into the sea, however the ruins have been Grade II* Listed since late 1953.

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