Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

STUTFALL (LEMANIS) FORT


STUTFALL CASTLE
Photo Charles Taylor

Stutfall Castle, or Lemanis Fort as it was originally known, was a Roman Saxon Shore fort built at the end of the 3rd century. At that time it was a naval base by the sea, but the water has now retreated beyond Romney Marsh. Some stonework is still standing but the position of the walls has changed over the years since it was built as a result of land slippage. Unlike some of the other forts e.g Pevensey and Portchester Forts it was not re-used after the Norman invasion but instead Lympne Castle was built at the top of the cliff above the fort.

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Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

Aerial photo of Lympne and Stutfall Castles ©Paul R. Davis

 

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Between Lympne Castle and the Royal Military Canal

 



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