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SUBORDINATE TOWNS TO THE CINQUE PORTS GROWN INTO PROSPEROUS WATERING PLACES

SUBORDINATE TOWNS TO THE CINQUE PORTS GROWN INTO PROSPEROUS WATERING PLACES

The very current which choked up the harbour of Sandwich and formed the Goodwin Sands made the port of Deal, where the Downs provide a sate anchorage. The castle (bottom) stands in an open space just above the shore among modern houses, and is one of the fortresses _placed along the south-east coast by Henry VIII. Deal became a subordinate haven for the port of Sandwich. Folkestone (top) formed part Of the Cinque Fort of Dover, but in Elizabeth's reign was only a village and not more than a small town in the middle of the nineteenth century.

Other pictures from The Cinque Ports: their Heyday & Decay


IN THE COUNTRY OF THE CINQUE PORTS: WALMER CASTLE, SHAKESPEARE'S CLIFF AND DOVER HARBOUR

OLD HASTINGS PRESERVED AMIDST THE NEW: THE BARBICAN AT SANDWICH

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