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SALCOMBE CASTLE

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Artillery Fort situated on a natural rock island near the mouth of the Kingsbridge Estuary, built in the 1540s probably as part of Henry VIII's coastal defence works. It was refortified in 1643-5 and re-named `Fort Charles'. It was held for the King in the Civil War and surrendered to Parliamentary forces after a seige in 1646. It was dismantled in 1647. A small watch tower was built onto the ruins of Fort Charles in the 18th or 19th century. A tower remains standing with the foundations of a bastion visible. Scheduled.

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