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Pictures of St Mawes Castle

a Castle in the town of St Mawes, in the county of Cornwall

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About St Mawes Castle

Built by Henry VIII between 1540-45 due to the threat of invasion from Catholic France and Spain. Built as one of a pair, their cannons between them covered the entrance to the Fal estuary which winds its way up to Truro. The other Castle in the pair is Pendennis Castle on the opposite side of the estuary mouth in Falmouth. St Mawes Castle continued having a useful purpose of a gun placement until as recent as the Second World War.

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