Monday, 15 April 2013

North Entrance Dover

A revisit to a great location with some good friends

When work began in 1804 on construction of the Western Heights Fortress, a protected entrance through the North Lines was included. Situated between the Drop Redoubt and the North Centre Bastion, it was one of two defended routes into the Fortress, the other being a bridge across the South Lines. During the middle part of the 19th century, the North Entrance was enlarged and more strongly defended. It remained in use until the 1960s, after which a road was pushed through the North Lines to carry a permanent road, and the Entrance was abandoned, though not destroyed

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