Drop Redoubt and East Link Moat, Western Heights, Dover, Kent, UK

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John Latter on December 22, 2009

This is the entry point to the moat leading to the Drop Redoubt, above the steps shown in the Drop Redoubt and North Entrance Moat, Southwest Entrance Steps photo.

This moat used to connect the Drop Redoubt to the North Entrance until a cutting was made through it for the North Military Road/Military Hill bypass.

The Drop Redoubt and North Entrance, now owned by English Heritage, are two parts of an extensive Napoleonic and Victorian defence system embedded into the Western Heights above the town of Dover, England.

There are two other entrances to the moat surrounding the Drop Redoubt: the Commando Tunnel and the East Access Moat (above the 64 Steps).

For more historical background, see the caption to the Drop Redoubt Bridge Entrance photo.

There is also a video of the North Entrance ruins 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)

The above winter/'christmas card' view (complete with snow!) was taken on Saturday, 19th of December, 2009.

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John Latter on February 28, 2010

There's now a Youtube video slideshow showing the snow-covered moats which connect the North Centre Bastion and North Entrance:

The Moats of Dead Man`s Island in Winter, Western Heights, Dover, UK

The photos were taken on Thursday, February 11th, 2010, when there was more snow about than shown in the above picture.

John Latter on March 17, 2010

The following terms are being used for ease of reference:

The East Link Moat connects the Drop Redoubt to the North Entrance; the parallel North Tenaille Moat and South Tenaille Moat connect the North Entrance to the North Centre Bastion; the Centre Link Moat connects the North Centre Bastion to the Citadel and Outer Bastion; the West Link Moat connects the Outer Bastion to the now-buried Western Outworks.

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  • Uploaded on December 22, 2009
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2009/12/19 14:45:00
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 43.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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