Drop Redoubt Caponier 4, Western Heights, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom

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John Latter on May 7, 2007

A side view of Caponnier No.4 in the Drop Redoubt moat system.

The image was taken on March 28th, 2007 from where the Southeast Lines begins its descent to the cliff edge. This 'run-off' moat contains the southeastern entrance.

Behind the viewer is the only 'corner' of the Drop Redoubt polygon without a Caponnier.

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 26, 2010

A similar view (taken with a better camera) is shown in:

The Victorian Caponier 4, Drop Redoubt Fortress, Western Heights

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 29, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 33LF
    • Taken on 2007/03/28 12:03:39
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash