Drop Redoubt Moats, South Entrance Tunnel, Western Heights, Dover, Kent, UK

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John Latter on March 28, 2007

The south entrance to the moat system surrounding the Drop Redoubt is via this rather deceptive-looking tunnel. The height at the far end of the tunnel is certainly OK for most people but the near end is only about 3 1/2 feet high! OK if you can bend :)

The tunnel enters the moat system directly opposite Caponnier No.1 - there are Caponniers on four of the five 'corners' of the Drop Redoubt polygon and they are numbered in a clock-wise direction.

Plenty of parking places in the immediate vicinity - a car was parked a couple of yards to my right when the photo was taken.

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

Details and image of the Southeast 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 October 4, 2012

Also known as the Engineer's Tunnel and the Commando's Tunnel.

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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 12:07:05
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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