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Defending the Coast Gallery

Choose from 70 pictures in our Defending the Coast collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping. We are proud to offer this selection in partnership with Historic England.

St Catherines Castle N071979 Featured Defending the Coast Print

St Catherines Castle N071979

ST CATHERINE'S CASTLE, Cornwall. Aerial view. One of a pair of small artillery forts built by Henry VIII n the 1530s to defend Fowey Harbour, consisting of two storeys with gun ports at ground level

© Historic England

Aerial, Cliff, Coast, Defence, Fortification, Tudor

Coastal battery IC266_003 Featured Defending the Coast Print

Coastal battery IC266_003

Reconstruction drawing showing the layout of a typical Second World War emergency coastal battery comprising two 6-inch naval guns in gun-houses, with a battery observation post behind and a searchlight position to the right. Chris Evans, 1997

© Historic England Archive

Artillery, Cannon, Coast, Defence, Fortification, Graphic, Illustration, Military, Wartime, Weapon, Ww2

Kent coastal defences in 1740 J010166 Featured Defending the Coast Print

Kent coastal defences in 1740 J010166

WALMER CASTLE, Kent. "Plan of the coast of Kent from Ramsgate to Rye" 1740. Chart of the approaches to the Kent coast showing details of the coastal defences at Sandwich, Deal, Dover, Walmer and Sandgate. Map

© Historic England

Artefact, Georgian