A gun at St. Mawes Castle

English Heritage

English Heritage
United Kingdom

In Tudor times the castle guns were supported by more guns at the shoreline, firing from the blockhouse and from open platforms behind a parapet. By the early 18th century the castle was essentially a barracks and gunpowder store, and most of the guns were emplaced in what became known in the 19th century as the Grand Sea Battery.


  • Title: A gun at St. Mawes Castle
  • Original Source: ST MAWES CASTLE
  • Rights: English Heritage
  • Photographer: Roger Harris


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