Richard's Photo Gallery - Portchester

Portchester castle was built over a span of sixteen centuries. It is the best preserved of the Roman 'Saxon Shore' forts.

Thumbnail of the keep Location Portchester, Hampshire. OS ref. SU 624 046
Lens Miranda 28mm F2.8 @ f22
Expose 1/125
Date 1996 September 23rd.
The Norman keep (12th. cent. onwards) seen from the East Range (13th. to 17th cent.).

Thumbnail of the harbour Camera Canon Sure Shot Max
Date 1996 September 23rd.
The view from the top of the keep. If you had lugged half a ton of 35mm kit (including a polarising filter - just the job to cut glare from the sea) to the top of a staircase designed to make ascending it hard, then would you have taken this shot with a compact?
Across the centre: south wall of the Roman fort (3rd. cent. onwards).
Bottom left: gatehouse from the Norman period.
Centre left: 12th. cent. church from an Augustinian priory.
Centre right: gatehouse in west wall.
Top left: Portsmouth.
Top right: Gosport.
In the harbour: the submarine HMS Osiris - purchased by a local scrap dealer.

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1996 October 10th.