Dover Castle Roman Pharos and Saxon St Mary-in-Castro Church, Kent, UK

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John Latter on December 22, 2009

The Roman Pharos and adjacent Saxon church of St Mary-in-Castro stand on Harold's Earthwork in the grounds of Dover Castle (12th Century, Norman) on the far side of the River Dour valley .

The photo, blurry because it is a hand-held zoomed shot, was taken from the old bridge entrance to the Drop Redoubt, part of the extensive Napoleonic and Victorian defense system embedded into the Western Heights.

According to Google Earth, the distance between camera and the Pharos and Church is about 1,350 yards.

The brickwork on the bottom left-hand side of the photo is the only "corner" of the Drop Redoubt polygon that doesn't have a caponier (see the Caponier No.1 (East), Drop Redoubt photo).

The Drop Redoubt and Dover Castle are English Heritage sites.

See the St Mary-in-Castro and the Roman Pharos, The 1st Century East Roman Pharos, The Drop Redoubt Bridge Entrance photos for more background and historical information.

Click to see photos of other Dover Churches and those carrying the Roman, Saxon, and Norman tags.

It's nice to have some snow this year! :)

John Latter / Jorolat

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 21, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2009/12/19 14:59:21
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash