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SOUTHSEA CASTLE

Southsea Castle, historically also known as Chaderton Castle, South Castle and Portsea Castle, is an artillery fort originally constructed by Henry VIII on Portsea Island, Hampshire, in 1544. It formed part of the King's Device programme to protect against invasion from France and the Holy Roman Empire, and defended the Solent and the eastern approach to Portsmouth. The lighthouse, commissioned by the Admiralty, was constructed on the western gun platform in 1828, rising 34 feet (10 m) above.

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Taken on February 19, 2019