Victorian Park Keeper’s Lodge and Snow, Connaught Park, Dover, Kent, England, UK

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Building is located in the main entrance opposite junction of Connaught Road and Park Avenue. The park is set on the hillside between Dover Castle and the town in the River Dour valley below. It has tennis courts, children's play area, aviary, ornamental lake, flower beds, terrraced lawns, trees, and open grass slopes. A December 2010 Dover in Winter, Nature, Wildlife, Parks and Gardens, Recreation and Sports photo.

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John Latter on March 22, 2013

The gate house is now a private residence. An archived Property Report at Zoopla begins:

The Lodge, Connaught Park, Connaught Road, Dover CT16 1HB

Previously listed for sale on 26th Jan 2008

GBP 300,000 - 4 bedroom detached house

A Property Of Considerable Character Arranged Over Three Levels, There Are Four Bedrooms, Two Reception Rooms And Family Bathroom With En-Suite Facilities To Two Of The Bedrooms. The House Is Approached Via The Driveway To Connaught Park, Extending To Fine Lawns With An Ornamental Pond And A Wealth Of Shrubs. There Is A Private Cottage Garden Which Is Enclosed By Flint And Brick Walls On Two Sides And Hedging To Another Boundary. The Property Is Being Offering With No Forwards Chain.

Another photo taken this day (3rd December 2010) has the lodge in the background:

The Bird Bath and Park Keeper’s Lodge under Snow, Connaught Park

A smiliar view taken in the autumn (fall) of 2009:

The Bird Bath and Park Keeper’s Lodge, Connaught Park

See all Connaught Park photos. Also worth a look is this pre-1967 image on the Pinterest Old Dover board:

The Whale Jawbone Arch of Connaught Park

Connaught Park was opened by the Duchess of Connaught on Saturday, 14th July, 1883. A Dover District Council Connaught Park webpage states:

This park is the first park established in Dover dating back to Victorian times.

Set on the hillside below Dover Castle it provides facilities for both recreational and sporting activities.

The open grass slopes provide a pleasant environment for a stroll offering excellent views across the town.

The lower part of the park is set out in a more traditional style with an ornamental lake and lawns leading to an aviary.

Within the park there are both grass and hard tennis courts and a play area for children.

Also see:

The Gatehouse of Victoria Park, Castle Hill Road, Dover, England

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  • Uploaded on March 11, 2013
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/12/03 12:15:27
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 35.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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