Severndroog Castle, Shooters Hill; 2009
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Severndroog Castle is ion the edge of Oxleas Woods on Shooters Hill. It is a 60-foot high triangular, brick-built tower designed in the gothic style by architect Richard Jupp. Severndroog is a nationally-listed Grade II* building presently on English Heritage’s Buildings at Risk register. It was built in 1784 as a memorial to Sir William James by his wife, Lady James to celebrate his most famous exploit in 1755 when he destroyed the fleet and stronghold of pirates on an island fortress off the west coast of India.
2009 AD - 2009 AD