Castle Hill Road below Constable's Barbican, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom

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John Latter on December 17, 2009

After the junction with Victoria Park, Castle Hill Road (sometimes just Castle Hill), runs uphill in a roughly straight line from south to north, except for this wide loop to the west below Constable`s Barbican.

The Dover Castle tag has been added to the photo because two junctions on the right-hand side of Castle Hill Road, Canons Gate Road (behind the viewer) and Constable's Road (in front), lead to the two Castle entrances of Constable`s Gateway (pedestrians) and Canons Gateway (vehicles), respectively.

Extract from the Street Names of Dover:

Castle Hill - Was built as a military road in 1797. The earlier Castle Hill had run from the top of St. James Street through extensive shrubbery at the foot of the hill and then by way of what is now known as the Zig-Zag.

The Zig Zags Park begins a few yards up from where this photo was taken from, at the bottom of a slope covered in undergrowth:

The Victorian serpentine metalled pathway known as the "Zig Zags" once ran from the top of Laureston Place (as it turns into Victoria Park) up to where Connaught Road meets today's Castle Hill Road at the South Gate of Connaught Park, just across the road from Constable's Road.

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lubaphoto on November 20, 2011

Very nice Shot.

John Latter on November 20, 2011

lubaphoto, on November 20th, 2011, said:

Very nice Shot._

Thank you, lubaphoto :)

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  • Uploaded on December 17, 2009
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2009/12/16 11:10:11
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1600)
    • Focal Length: 31.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
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