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Upnor Castle, Kent

A. D. Saunders

Upnor Castle, Kent

by A. D. Saunders

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Published by H.M.S.O. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Upnor Castle

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby A. D. Saunders.
    SeriesMinistry of Public Building and Works. Official guide-book
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA664.U55 S3
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 20 p.
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5645879M
    LC Control Number68080437

      Upnor Castle is an Elizabethan artillery fort located on the west bank of the River Medway in Kent. It is in the village of Upnor, opposite and a short distance downriver from the Chatham Dockyard.   Upnor Castle, Kent Sue and I are both members of English Heritage, and over recent weeks we have visited several of their properties, including Lullingstone Roman Villa and Eynsford Castle. One property that we had not visited was Upnor Castle, which is situated on the River Medway near Strood on the opposite bank of the river from the former.

    Hotels near Upnor Castle, Rochester on Tripadvisor: F traveller reviews, 3, candid photos, and prices for 30 hotels near Upnor Castle in Rochester, England. Upnor Castle Situated on the banks of the River Medway, this attractive turreted castle is set in a picturesque village area backed by rolling, wooded hills. Although the castle was an important link in the defence line, it was not well maintained and proved ineffective when the Dutch, under the command of Admiral de Ruyter, sailed up the.

    This fabulous holiday home is set in the grounds of Upnor Castle House, in Upper Upnor, near Rochester, and can sleep four people in two bedrooms. - $ avg/night - Rochester - Amenities include: Swimming pool, Internet, TV, Parking, Heater Bedrooms: 2 Sleeps: 4 Minimum stay from 2 night(s) Bookable directly online - Book vacation rental with Vrbo.5/5(1). History of the Upnor Castle. Upnor Castle started to be built in , and took five years to finish. The sheltered position of the River Medway, so close to London, was the main reason why it was used to build and repair warships, as well as .


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Upnor Castle, Kent by A. D. Saunders Download PDF EPUB FB2

More than any other Tudor castle, Upnor has close ties with the navy. It was built for the protection of Elizabethan warships anchored in the Medway, and its importance matched the growth of the dockyards at Chatham. The highlight of Upnor's history came in during the Second Dutch War when it played an important part in preventing a squadron of the Dutch.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Saunders, Upnor Castle. Upnor Castle, Kent. London, H.M.S.O., (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors.

Upnor Road, Upper Upnor, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4XG Set in tranquil grounds adjoining a riverside village, this rare example of an Elizabethan artillery fort was begun in and redeveloped into protect warships moored at Chatham dockyards.

Before visiting Upnor Castle, you may wish to join English Heritage online or by Location: Upnor Road, Rochester, ME2 4XG, Kent. We recommend booking Upnor Castle tours ahead of time to secure your spot.

If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 Upnor Castle tours on Tripadvisor4/5(). Book your tickets online for Upnor Castle, Rochester: See reviews, articles, and photos of Upnor Castle, ranked No.6 on Tripadvisor among 29 attractions in Rochester.4/5().

Upnor Castle was built in the mid sixteenth century to protect the Naval Kent book at Chatham. In the fortification fought a battle with a Dutch Squadron as they penetrated the River Medway but, despite putting up a strong resistance, it was unable to prevent the destruction of a significant portion of the English Fleet nor the capture of the flagship, the Royal Charles.

Upnor Road, Upper Upnor, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4XG Telephone: or when castle is closed (Educational Visits: ). Upnor Castle, Medway, Rochester, United Kingdom.

1, likes 1, were here. This is the official Medway Council page for Upnor Castle. Set /5(18). Upnor Castle, Medway, Rochester, United Kingdom. 1, likes 1 talking about this 1, were here. This is the official Medway Council page for Upnor Castle /5(18). Upnor Castle is an Elizabethan artillery fort located on the west bank of the River Medway in Kent, a short distance downriver from the Chatham Dockyard, at one time a key naval facility.

The fort was intended to protect both the dockyard and ships of. Upnor Castle is a ceremony only venue. Accommodates: 80 people seated and 20 standing. Features: The venue has a river view and beautiful gardens.

Parking: Local pay and display car parks a short walk away. Gardens: Yes. Accessibility: The castle has lots of steps throughout and is not wheelchair friendly. Date licenced: 5 November (5 year licence). Upnor Castle is an Elizabethan artillery fort located on the west bank of the River Medway in is in the village of Upnor, opposite and a short distance downriver from the Chatham Dockyard, at one time a key naval fort was intended to protect both the dockyard and ships of the Royal Navy anchored in the Medway.

It was constructed between –67 on the Area: Kent. In the historic county of Kent. Modern Authority of Medway.

county of Kent. Medieval County of Kent. OS Map Grid Reference: TQ Latitude ° Longitude ° Upnor Castle has been described as a certain Artillery Fort, and also as a probable Chain Tower. There are major building remains. Walk: Upnor and Medway River, Kent. A view toward Upnor Castle on the River Medway ©Getty.

Hoo St Werburgh This village was mentioned in the Domesday Book, with the surrounding land providing gravel and materials for brick and pottery-making in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Follow the footpath and you’ll pass the 14th. Kent certainly has its fair share of history and the little known Upnor Castle on the banks of the River Medway, greets sailors as they journey along.

It often goes unnoticed as a prominent landmark in Medway as Chatham has its dockyard and rich naval history. Upnor Castle school visits Upnor Castle is set in the picturesque village of Upper Upnor and provides an exciting site for any class studying Tudor history.

Entry is free to all schools that book in advance on receipt of a completed booking form. Planning a visit Preparation, including a visit beforehand, will really help the visit run smoothly.

“The stables are situated in large private grounds, if the weather was warmer would have been lovely to sit out and dine with the view of Upnor Castle and the River Medway, It has everything you could need to enjoy your stay, (the bed was so comfortable), It is perfectly situated to visit many attractions, and has a choice if pubs in walking distance if you want to.

Upnor Castle fell into Parliamentary control when the English Civil War broke out inand was used to detail Royalist officers. In Maya Royalist uprising took place in Kent and Essex, with the royalists seizing a number of towns including Gravesend, Rochester, Dover, and.

Details about Upnor Castle - Guide Book - Booklet Local History UK Kent England. Upnor Castle - Guide Book - Booklet Local History UK Kent England. Item information.

Condition: Very Good: Kent history plus Kellys & local directories in pdf books genealogy on USB stick. £ P&P: + £ P&P. Lower Upnor and Upper Upnor are two small villages in Medway, Kent, are in the parish of Frindsbury Extra on the western bank of the River the two villages are mainly residential and a centre for small craft moored on the river, but Upnor Castle is a preserved monument, part of the river defences from the sixteenth century.

Upnor Castle resides on the banks of the River Medway just a few miles from Rochester Castle in Kent England. It was built upon orders of Queen Elizabeth I in to protect the royal fleet anchored in the Medway, as well as dockyard undergoing construction in Chatham.Lower Upnor and Upper Upnor are two small villages in Medway, Kent, are in the parish of Frindsbury Extra on the western bank of the River the two villages are mainly residential and a centre for small craft moored on the river, but Upnor Castle is a preserved monument, part of the river defences from the sixteenth y: England.

Upnor Castle is a 16th century fortification built on the River Medway in Kent, England. The castle was built by order of Queen Elizabeth 1 to protect Royal Navy dockyards at Chatham which were.