Southsea Castle from the past. But what was the year?
Picture: Paul Costen collection
Southsea Castle from the past. But what was the year? Picture: Paul Costen collection

16 retro photos capture Southsea Castle through the years

With it being one of the most attractive and historical landmarks on the South Coast, we thought you’d like to see a few images of the castle from over the years.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 6:18 pm

Southsea Castle was one in a series of forts constructed for King Henry VIII.

The castle was built in 1544, as there were fears of a French attack on Portsmouth. It was believed to have been designed by the King himself. Not long after the castle was completed, on 18 July 1545, the French approached Portsmouth after landing on the Isle of Wight.

Henry VIII sent out his fleet and was at Southsea Castle for the Battle of the Solent. Sadly his much-loved flagship The Mary Rose sank during the battle.

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