Caponier 1 East, Drop Redoubt, Western Heights, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom

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Comments (3)

John Latter on May 7, 2007

This is a partial view of the only 'corner' of the Drop Redoubt polygon without a Caponnier.

The eastern side of Caponnier No.1 can be seen at the far end of the moat. Caponnier No.4 is to the viewer's right.

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

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 August 8, 2007

You're very welcome, Bruce!

I get a lot of fun from exploring and photographing these places but the icing on the cake is when someone such as yourself enjoys looking at the results.

Thank you :)

John / Jorolat

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 7, 2007
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 33LF
    • Taken on 2007/03/28 12:04:20
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash