Inner Bridge and Tenaille under Snow, North Entrance, Western Heights, Dover, Kent, UK

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John Latter on March 5, 2010

Taken from beneath the Inner Bridge of the North Entrance and looking towards the Tenaille* (a 150 x 20 yard monolithic block - click to see the West end of the Tenaille).

To the left of the flight of steps is where my friends and I first used to climb down into the moats when we were children (at that time the bridges and road tunnel were still in use).

The North Entrance consists of two composite bridges and a Road Tunnel (internal view).

To the left, the South Tenaille Moat runs up to the Rifle Range and North Centre Bastion.

The above photo appears in "The Moats of Dead Man`s Island in Winter" video slideshow which shows scenes from the snow-covered floor of the moats connecting the North Entrance to the North Centre Bastion. The photos were taken during the winter of 2010.

"Dead Man's Island" is a local name for the Detached Bastion which is often considered part of the North Centre Bastion and is connected to it by the South Caponier.

These partially-preserved ruined locations are part of an extensive Victorian and Napoleonic defence system embedded into the Western Heights above the town of Dover, Kent, UK, and are English Heritage sites.

Click to see the English Heritage Pastscape entries for the North Centre Bastion, the North Entrance, and other fortifications on the Western Heights.

Videos of the North Centre Bastion and North Entrance are among those available on the Videos of Dover YouTube Channel.

*Webster's Online Dictionary has the following entry for tenaille:

An outwork in the main ditch, in front of the curtain, between two bastions. See Illustration of Ravelin.

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  • Uploaded on March 5, 2010
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/02/11 11:07:37
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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