An antique, hand coloured aquatint of the south dungeon of Pevensey Castle in Sussex. Published by James Rouse in his book 'Scraps of Sussex' circa 1820's.
Pevensey Castle is a medieval castle and former Roman Saxon Shore fort. It was built around 290 AD and known to the Romans as Anderitum.
It fell into ruin after the Romans left, but was reoccupied and rebuilt in 1066 by the Normans, who recognised its strategic importance. It was abandoned again in the late 16th century, although it was briefly used in the 2nd World War as an artillery post against possible German invasion.
Print size: 10cm x 6.5cm
Mount size: 20.5cm x 17cm