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NEWARK CASTLE AND NORMAN WALLS ON ROMAN CAMPS AT PEVENSEY AND PORCHESTER

NEWARK CASTLE AND NORMAN WALLS ON ROMAN CAMPS AT PEVENSEY AND PORCHESTER

Pevensey Castle (top left) has been identified with Anderida, one of the strongholds of the "Count of the Saxon Shore," established by the Romans for defending the south coast. The surrounding wall is Roman and the castle late Norman of the twelfth century. Porchester (top right), in Roman days called Portus Castra, was used by the Normans, like Pevensey, as a ready-made site for a castle. Newark Castle stands on the river Devon, and still has a Norman gatehouse. It was thrice besieged in the Civil War, and demolished in 1646.

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