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  English Castles - Yarmouth Castle
Yarmouth Castle was of a quite different style to many of Henry's previous forts, and would have been at the forefront of 'castle' design at the time of its commissioning.
Whereas earlier structures, such as Deal Castle in Kent, generally took the form of a series of concentric circular bastions with a large circular keep at the centre, Yarmouth Castle was square in plan with a pointed 'arrow-head' bastion in the south-east corner.
Yarmouth Castle was then used as a coastguard signalling station until 1901, and was utilised on a small scale during both world wars.
www.theheritagetrail.co.uk /castles/yarmouth_castle.htm   (659 words)

 Medieval English urban history - Yarmouth
Yarmouth was a borough in the royal domain before and at the time of the Domesday survey, but an earlier shared jurisdiction is reflected in that Yarmouth had to pay every "third penny" of all public revenues (e.g.
Yarmouth is famous for its "Rows", a series of passages – too narrow to be called streets – separating the medieval tenements; by the end of the Middle Ages there were some 150 of them.
Yarmouth's loss of a maritime defensive capability, and the failure of the townsmen to invest in rebuilding their fleet, is one reason why the king put more emphasis in the second half of the century on completing Yarmouth's walls.
www.trytel.com /~tristan/towns/yarmouth.html   (3403 words)

 Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight
Yarmouth was the first Island settlement to be granted a royal town charter, in 1135.
The annual Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival which is held in late May and early June is one of the largest events held on the Isle of Wight.
Yarmouth Carnival, which is held in the Town Square every year in August, includes a procession throughout the town with floats, music and parades.
www.iwight.com /just_visiting/towns/yarmouth.asp   (308 words)

 YARMOUTH CASTLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The castle dates from 1545, and it is the only one built by Henry VIII to have a square keep.
Two sides of the castle adjoin the sea and the other sides were protected by a moat until it was filled in the 17th century and a new entrance built.
Overlooking Yarmouth harbour on the west of the island.
www.ecastles.co.uk /yarmouth.html   (81 words)

 Yarmouth Guide
Yarmouth is a port in the western part of the Isle of Wight, off the southern coast of England.
Yarmouth has been a settlement for over a thousand years, and is one of the very earliest on the Isle of Wight.
Yarmouth Pier was built in 1876 and is the longest timber pier in England which is still open to the public.
www.directferries.co.uk /yarmouth_guide.htm   (313 words)

 A Timeline History of Yarmouth
Yarmouth had two churches, one at the eastern end of the town in the vicinity of the present Churchyard and dedicated to St. John the Baptist, the other in the market place, or on the site of the later Castle, and possibly dedicated to St. James.
Yarmouth Castle was built by Richard Worsley, Captain of the Isle of Wight, to a new design incorporating an arrow-head bastion, the first in the country.
The Yarmouth Town Trust was appointed by the Charity Commissioners in 1891 to act on their behalf and to manage the town property, the harbour, the quay and the pier.
freespace.virgin.net /iw.history/yarmouth/history.htm   (4366 words)

 CastleXplorer - Yarmouth Castle
Yarmouth Castle was the last coastal fort built by Henry VIII.
Yarmouth Castle does not share the same design as Henry’s other coastal forts, with their semicircular bastions fronting a higher, central tower; instead Yarmouth is a simple square with no central tower.
The main entrance to the castle, which had been on this side, was moved to the south.
www.castlexplorer.co.uk /england/yarmouth/yarmouth.php   (293 words)

 Yarmouth Harbour, Isle of Wight
Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, is a picturesque fishing, ferry and yachting port widely regarded as one of the jewels of the South Coast.
The Yarmouth Harbour Office on the South Quay provides unrivalled shower and laundry facilities, ice and gas, and helpful Harbour staff always on hand.
Yarmouth Town is well stocked for provisioning and chandlery, and visitors will find no shortage of hostelries, cafes and restaurants for inner refreshment.
www.yarmouth-harbour.co.uk   (158 words)

 SS Yarmouth Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
SS Yarmouth Castle was a steamship whose loss in a disastrous fire in 1965 prompted new laws regarding safety at sea.
Yarmouth Castle fire was the worst disaster in North American waters since Noronic burned and sank in Toronto Harbor with the loss of up to 139 lives in 1949.
Yarmouth Castle had passed a safety check and fire drill three weeks before she burned and sank.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/SS_Yarmouth_Castle   (1821 words)

 Caister Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It was still built with a castle license though, and therefore is known as a castle.
To build a castle, one had to have a 'License to Crenellate', which is defined as the Crown's permission to fortify an existing manor house, or build a new castle.
The castle was actually taken by seige in 1469, ten years after the death of Fastolfe, by a reported 3000 men (against 30 from the castle!).
www.geocities.com /jojogoob/Caister.htm   (527 words)

Yarmouth is a historic town on the western side of the Island.
The first mention of the Town of Yarmouth was in 991 when it was known as Ermud which means 'muddy estuary', there were other variations of this, the most common of which was Eremue.
Yarmouth has always been a major entry port to the Island, a pier was built in the 1870's and restored a few years ago, after attempts to demolish it failed because it was a listed (heritage) building.
www.yarmouth.shalfleet.net   (494 words)

 Burgh Castle
Burgh Castle looks out over Breydon Water, and there are beautiful views across the water to the Berney Arms windmill on the other side.
The castle itself is a Roman fort; the standing part of its south wall retains its original flintwork, and is a magnificent example of Roman masonry.
At a time when the land that is now Yarmouth and Gorleston was under the sea, Burgh Castle was the site of the fort of Gariannonum.
www.edp24.co.uk /Content/Postcard_From/burghcastle.asp   (435 words)

 How castles changed with the invention of gunpowder - Castle Quest
Castles such as Craignethan and Cadzow were early examples of strong castles built for defense against and with artillery, again ditches keeping the artillery at a safe distance, whilst thick protective walls protected the interior.
One of the earliest is Dartmouth castle which is a simple square building, with a few square gun ports at floor level (the simple early guns being mounted on a wooden sledge rather than a wheeled carriage).
Henry VIII had built several forts which were basically round with half round platforms for the guns attached (Deal castle is, arguably, the best surviving example) but the fashion for round artillery forts was very short and was soon replaced by forts with pointed bastions on which the guns where mounted.
www.castlesontheweb.com /quest/Forum9/HTML/000113.html   (1519 words)

 Yarmouth Castle, Isle of Wight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Yarmouth Castle was a late addition to Henry VIII's fortifications; only being built after the French raid on the Island in 1545.
The Castle's layout is much simpler than Southsea, being a fairly straight-forward square design; it does however include the first use of the "arrow head bastion" which would - in just a few years - make Castles in general a thing of the past.
Yarmouth Castle is owned by English Heritage and is open regularly during the summer.
www.r-l-p.co.uk /yarmouth.html   (184 words)

 Caister Castle Great Yarmouth Norfolk
The castle and grounds are also home to the largest private collection of motor vehicles in Britain.
Caister castle is a moated castle with 100-foot tower built in 1432 on the site of the early fortified manor house where Sir John Fastolff was born.
Caister Castle has the largest private collection of motor vehicles in Great Britain, from 1893 to the present time, including; the first real motor car in the world the 1893 Panhard et Levassor, Jim Clark's Grand Prix 'R14', Christine Keeler's Cadillac Eldorado, the 1st Ford Fiesta and the last drophead Morris 1000.
www.greateryarmouth.co.uk /caister_castle.htm   (199 words)

 Yarmouth Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the cruise ship which burned and sank off of the Bahamas, see SS Yarmouth Castle.
Yarmouth Castle is a small off-square blockhouse built by Henry VIII in 1547, to guard Yarmouth, Isle of Wight harbour, an unusual device fort because it's not rounded at all.
 This article about a English castle is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yarmouth_Castle   (105 words)

 Wild Rye - Camber Castle
Camber Castle lies between Rye and Winchelsea, and was originally located on a shingle spit which protected the approach to these towns.
This work has enabled a limited public opening of the castle, but you can visit the outside of the castle on any day - see map for location and footpaths.
The castle is opened on Saturday and Sunday afternoons (2−5pm) in July, August and September, or by guided walks on various dates, there is a small charge for entry (£2 adults, £1 concessions, accompanied children free).
www.wildrye.info /reserve/cambercastle   (244 words)

 Yarmouth Castle Isle of Wight England English
Yarmouth Castle is the last stone artillery fortress built for Henry VIII, in 1547.
Built with no central tower, the main rectangular block has a square battery to the front and an early arrow-head bastion, on the exposed angle.
Yarmouth Castle is located in the village centre, next to the car ferry terminal on Quay Street.
www.castleuk.net /castle_lists_south/196/yarmouthcastle.htm   (114 words)

 Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Yarmouth is located on the western side of the Island and the town has grown up as a result of its natural harbour, which is guarded by Yarmouth Castle, a fortification built to protect the Solent from invading forces by Henry VIII in 1547.
The square has a varied range of shops and delightful eating establishments and if you have not been to Yarmouth before, but feel it looks familiar, it is because much of the TV series “Rocket to the Moon” was filmed here.
Yarmouth has several good holiday centres which cater for families and one that is adults only.
www.isleofwight.com /yarmouth.html   (335 words)

 The Yarmouth Archives
He was Baron Holmes of Kilmallock, County Limerick, and was Mayor of Yarmouth in 1798, 1800 and 1803.
Yarmouth), Isle of Wight the grant made to them by Baldwin de Redvers of all the liberties and free customs which a free Burgess should enjoy, i.e.
Held by the Yarmouth Branch are almost complete records since 1923 when the Yarmouth Station was established.
freespace.virgin.net /iw.history/yarmouth/archives.htm   (1955 words)

 Yarmouth - JMS Naval Architects & Salvage Engineers
S.S. The SS Yarmouth Castle was built as a passenger vessel in 1927 with a riveted steel constructed hull and multiple wooden decks, structural support and compartments.
During an overnight cruise on November 13, 1965 from Miami to Nassau, a fire broke out in a storeroom on the main deck.
Working closely with original blueprints of the ship, photos, survivor testimony and official US Coast Guard reports, JMS engineers recreated the stage for which this tragic event could be revisited and reexamined.
www.jmsnet.com /yarmouth.htm   (207 words)

 Isle of Wight Attractions - Castles
Steeped in history, this fantastic castle, set in 22 acres of grounds, has been described as the finest Norman building in Britain.
Its oldest parts date back to the 12th century although much of what is now visible was built in the 16th century...
As you watch the yachts pass through the narrow channel between Yarmouth and the New Forest, you’ll understand why Henry VIII built this, his final fortress...
www.iowbreaks.com /attractions/castles.php   (194 words)

 Yarmouth Castle - LostLiners.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Bahama Star was sailing just two miles ahead of the Yarmouth Castle and saw that she was on fire.
By this time the Yarmouth Castle was a raging inferno, burning from amidships with the fire spreading fore and aft.
The fact that the captain and bridge crew abandoned ship with the passengers still onboard and the overall poor condition of the Yarmouth Castle, which led to her loss, subsequently led to the demise of W.R. Lovett as a cruise operator.
www.lostliners.com /Liners/Yarmouth_Castle/fire.html   (1844 words)

 Tourist Information on the towns and villages in ISLE OF WIGHT - Tourist Net UK guide
Picturesque Yarmouth is one of the jewels of the Isle of Wight’s south coast and was the first purpose-built port on the island.
It was destroyed by French invaders in 1377 but Henry VIII ensured its survival by constructing the square fortress Yarmouth Castle as part of his coastal defence system
A ferry plies between here and Lymington on the mainland and, in keeping with the island’s maritime heritage, Yarmouth’s deepwater harbour is popular with the yachting brigade.
www.touristnetuk.com /SO/ISLEW/towns/yarmouth.htm   (166 words)

 TIME.com: Mystery at 400 Fathoms -- Nov. 19, 1965 -- Page 1
As the Yarmouth Castle pulled out of Miami, the towers of the beachfront hotels sparkled across the unruffled bay.
The Yarmouth Castle, a 5,000-ton, 38-year-old veteran under Panamanian registry, was on fire.
All that remained of the Yarmouth Castle was four empty lifeboats, scattered debris and an oil slick.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,834618,00.html   (445 words)

 Shipwrecks and Maritime Disasters
The Morro Castle was a liner that caught fire and burned very badly off New Jersey in 1934, killing over 100 people.
The ship is mentioned frequently in lists of events, shipwrecks, the area of New Jersey where she caught fire, etc., but I don't seem to be able to find a page that goes much into the details of the wreck itself.
The Yarmouth Castle was an aging cruise ship that burned badly in the Bahamas in 1965.
members.aol.com /roxln/ships/wrecks.html   (2327 words)

A further programme of consolidation, particularly to the courtyard surfaces and re-pointing of brickwork in lime mortars, was completed in 1995.
This work has enabled a limited public opening of the castle.
circular walk leaflet which visits the castle and takes you around more of Castle Water.
www.yates.clara.net /castle.html   (139 words)

 Ballad of the Yarmouth Castle
Yarmouth Castle she is dying and don't know it
She sees the Castle blazing, and it is a terrible sight
November 1965: Nach einem Brand kommen auf dem unter panamaischer Flagge fahrenden griechischen Dampfer Yarmouth Castle östlich von Florida 87 Menschen ums Leben.
mysongbook.de /msb/songs/b/bofyarmo.html   (506 words)

 Yarmouth Cruise lines - Yarmouth Steamship Co. - Yarmouth - Yarmouth Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Yarmouth Cruise lines - Yarmouth Steamship Co. - Yarmouth - Yarmouth Castle
The Yarmouth and Yarmouth Castle (ex-Evangeline) (5,043 grt, 378 ft. long) were built in 1927 for the original Eastern Steamship Lines' service between Boston, Mass.
The Simplon Postcards website has a page on the Eastern Steamship Lines with many postcards/photos of the Yarmouth and Yarmouth Castle.
www.timetableimages.com /maritime/images/ycl65i.htm   (101 words)

 Hoseasons Holiday Parks and Lodges - Cherry Tree, East Anglia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Boasting a magnificent rural setting and only a short drive from the ever popular resort of Great Yarmouth, this park is ideal for discovering the Norfolk Broads and the delightful beaches of this beautiful coastline.
The fun never stops in Great Yarmouth and there's loads to see and do, whatever the weather.
For those looking for a bit of culture, the resort also has a proud maritime heritage and there are many beautiful, ancient buildings to explore in the town.
www.hoseasons.co.uk /holidays/uklodges/parks/cher.asp   (351 words)

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