Walmer Castle

Walmer Castle was originally an artillery fort built under Henry VIII in Walmer, Kent, South East England, between 1539 and 1540. In the eighteenth century, it became the official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and evolved into a private residence. Notably, the Duke of Wellington lived here from 1829 until his death in 1852. Walmer Castle is now a tourist attraction run by English Heritage.


Latitude: 51.200030086394
Longitude: 1.402301788330

Timeline of Events Associated with Walmer Castle

Date Event Manage
14 Sep 1852

Death of Wellington

portrait of the Duke of WellingtonOn 14 September 1852, Wellington died at Walmer Castle at age 83 after what was most likely a stroke, touching off an extraordinary period of mourning because of a two-month delay between his death and his massive and elaborate state funeral. Image: Sir Thomas Lawrence, Portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1814). This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


Sean Grass, “On the Death of the Duke of Wellington, 14 September 1852″