Deal Castle
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Location Kent, England   map
Date 1540   timeline
Building Type castle, artillery fort
 Construction System stone masonry
Climate temperate
Context rural
Style English Gothic
Notes Artillery fort on the south coast of England. Round forms.


Photo, historical

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Discussion Deal Castle Commentary

"Deal Castle, Kent, is one of a remarkable group of coastal defense forts built in 1539 by Henry VIII. They were designed for artillery, and consist of a central cylindrical citadel, girt by a ring of half-round casemates, the whole enclosed by a moat conforming in outline to the fort."

— W. Douglas Simpson. Castles from the Air. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949. p54.

Sources on Deal Castle

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. heirarchy diagram, p206. — Updated edition available at

Sir Banister Fletcher. Sir Banister Fletcher's A History of Architecture. 18th ed., revised by J.C. Palmes. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975. ISBN 684-14207-4. NA200.F63. discussion, p678. photo from above, p679, f C. — The classic text of architectural history. Expanded 1996 edition available at

W. Douglas Simpson. Castles from the Air. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949. Exterior aerial view, p54.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Deal Castle


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