A view from Caponnier 2 towards Caponnier 3 along the dry moats surrounding the Drop Redoubt polygon.
There are over 4 miles of dry moats surrounding and connecting the various structures of Dover's Western Heights.
Click to see a view from this location towards Caponnier 1 (the notched brickwork on the bottom right of the above photo is visible on both images).
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).
Victorian Caponier 1, Drop Redoubt Fortress, Western Heights
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Photo taken in Dover, Kent, UK
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