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Drop Redoubt East Moat, SE Entrance Steps, Western Heights, Dover, Kent, UK

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John Latter on March 28, 2007

The entrance to the moat system surrounding Drop Dedoubt from the south-east (SE) is via the stepped pathway leading down to the right.

This pathway has been built into a small slipped section of one wall of the 'run-off' moat which connects Drop Redoubt to the cliff edge.

To the left of the above image, a path leads down the hillside to the "64 Steps" and then continues on past Cowgate Cemetery to a carpark between Albany Place and Adrian Street.

The SE entrance is marked by a white cross in the center of the screen in this satellite view.

Details and image of the South Entrance are here.

Details and image of the Southwestern Entrance are here.

Details of when the surface structures and insides of Drop Redoubt are open to the public can be found here.

Part of the Napoleonic defense system built along the Western Heights above the town of Dover.

John Latter on May 7, 2007

Standard Info:

See the Satellite view of the Drop Redoubt annotated with moat entrance locations, surface structures, etc..

The Drop Redoubt is only part of Dover's extensive Napoleonic defenses - click on Western Heights and then check the tag list for all the locations covered (eg North Centre Bastion, Grand Shaft, North Entrance - more will be added as time goes on).

Also see St Martin's Battery

Work began on Dover's Western Heights fortifications in the 1770s and was intensified, first in the early 1800s because of Napoleon I (Napoleon Bonaparte), and again in the mid-Nineteenth Century because of Napoleon III (originally known as Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte).

John Latter on December 10, 2009

Update: Cowgate Cemetery (now a nature reserve) is at the bottom of the "64 steps" on the left; the Pilot`s Meadow allotments (at the top of Adrian Street) are on the right.

In 1852, Pilot's Meadow was still a meadow and it was here that Charles Dickens used to relax as he continued to write "Bleak House" during his stay in Dover. See the Dover: Indian Mutiny, Charles Dickens, Roman Empire photo for more information.

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  • Uploaded on March 28, 2007
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 33LF
    • Taken on 2007/03/28 11:52:59
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash