Chimney Stack Ruins, Guard Room, North Entrance, Western Heights, Dover, UK

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John Latter on July 22, 2009

The North Entrance to Dover's Napoleonic fortifications on the Western Heights dates from the Royal Commission period of the 1860s.

Hidden in the undergrowth, this is another view of the chimney stack above the guard room which is shown on the left of this photo of the inner end of the North Entrance.

Click to see the other view of the chimney stack.

I've also recently uploaded a photo of the air or ventilation shaft where it emerges on the surface from the tunnel beneath (about half-way along its length).

Additionally, there is a photo of the anti-submarine nets lying on the hillside above the northern end of the road tunnel where it joins the Inner Bridge.

I originally thought these were the cables used to operate the drawbridge section of the Inner Bridge. After posting in the Dover Western Heights - North Entrance thread of the Kent History Forum, however, it now appears that they are probably World War One anti-submarine nets moved to the Western Heights during WW2. Dunno why, though :)

Another photo of the anti-submarine nets.

There is also a video of the North Entrance which has been split into two to meet YouTube requirements:

Video of the North Entrance, Western Heights, Dover (Part 1)

Video of the North Entrance, Western Heights, Dover (Part 2)

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  • Uploaded on July 21, 2009
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2009/07/21 11:05:21
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