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The Keep of Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall

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Reference Number: K970680
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Caption: The construction of Pendennis Castle began in 1540 as part of Henry VIII's defence of the south coast. The original castle consisted of the keep, seen here against the sunset, which provided a series of gun platforms to protect the harbour, as well as providing lodgings.
Photographer: N Corrie Date Taken: June 1997
Collection: English Heritage Photo Library
Archive Holder: English Heritage NMR
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