Pevensey Battery 1

Has been described as a Certain Artillery Fort

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NamePevensey Battery 1
Alternative Names
Historic CountrySussex
Modern AuthorityEast Sussex
1974 AuthorityEast Sussex
Civil ParishPevensey

Owing to the Spanish threat by 1587 a gun emplacement had been built in the outer bailey of the medieval castle.

Gatehouse Comments

Their are some slight earthworks of this battery which, presumably, in original form was mainly constructed of earth filled wicker gabions. One of the two original cannons (demi-culverins) for this work still exists, on a reconstructed carriage, and is in the Inner Bailey of Pevensey Castle.

- Philip Davis

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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTQ645048
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Photograph by Philip Davis. All rights reserved
Photograph by Philip Davis. All rights reserved

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  • Saunders, Andrew, 1997, Channel Defences (London; Batsford/English Heritage) p. 77

Guide Books

  • Goodall, J.A.A., 1999, Pevensey Castle, East Sussex (London: English Heritage) p. 27
  • Peers, C., 1985, Pevensey Castle, Sussex (London: English Heritage) p. 9, 12

Primary Sources

  • Lower, M.A. (ed), 1870, Survey of the Coast of Sussex 1587 p. 5 map


  • Harris, R.B., March 2008, Pevensey Historic Character Assessment Report: Sussex Extensive Urban Survey Download copy