Western Heights

Dover, UK
Posted on November 4, 2022 / 4
Listing Type : Defence Line
Location : England

The Western Heights of Dover are part of a long ridge of 125m (410 feet) that extends towards Dover.  The Heights dominate the port and town of Dover. The fortifications are all concentrated on the north eastern end of the ridge with earlier works dating back to the 18th Century.

The fortifications had a dual role, coastal and land defence.  The northern (land) face has a continuous defence line, while the southern face is more broken up with sections of cliff.

Major Fortification

Drop Redoubt

The Citadel

Land Battery

Drop Battery

North Lines Battery


Grand Shaft & Barracks

North Gateway

Detached Bastion

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