Sunday, 14 April 2013

Lydden Spout Deep Shelter

This has been the one shelter i dover that's eluded me due to the entrance or rather the route down to it!three years ago i had a go and last year but my body would not allow me to go down the ever disappearing cliff path to it..

Fast forward 3 years and with a lot of encouragement from the guys i finally got down to it ..cheers lads
Visited with SpaceInvader Obscurity and UrbanJunky was a great meet up and pukka day out :thumb

Brief blagged history
Lydden Spout Battery was constructed in 1941 on the cliffs between Dover and Folkestone. This consisted of three 6” naval gun positions, magazines, gun rooms, a plotting room and a large deep shelter. The guns were removed in the 1970’s but the foundations are still visible to date. All underground parts are in a good condition. Above ground most buildings were demolished but an officers mess remains and is now used as a cow shed
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2 comments:

  1. Fascinating stuff as always! I'd be interested to see the outside of this... of course I understand that you don't want to give away where the entrances are, but I've hiked along the cliffs from Folkestone to Dover several times & I'm curious where this is exactly. : )

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  2. google will help u out..theres ww2 buildings still remaining and a plotting room..google or bing maps is all you need

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