Cape Coast Castle, Gold Coast, 1948

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Image Reference

A. W. Lawrence, Trade Castles and Forts of West Africa (Stanford Univ. Press, 1964), fig. 39.

View from air, looking west. Swedes built a fort on this spot in 1655. The fort changed ownership about one-half dozen times before 1664, when a joint English and Danish force captured it from the Dutch. The English retained possession and in 1682 built a larger fort on the spot, but kept a significant portion of the original Swedish fort (see Lawrence, pp. 183-84).