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Report - Spur Tunnel. Dover

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Herbivore, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Herbivore

    Herbivore 28DL Full Member
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    The Spur tunnel runs from Dover castle, under the Dover to Deal road and on to below the Dover to Guston road it is believed that it was dug to mine the above roads but it is not known when it was completed. Visited earlier this year.
    Once we were in we headed for the far end of the tunnel. I paced this out at 230 'yards'...ish
    It's back-filled at the end but as you can see in the above plan, it heads off left to the bottom of a 15ft well.

    This second level looks like a fork with five prongs. The four outer ones being 20 yards long but the middle one is much shorted and leads to another well. This one is brick-lined and not as high as the previous one. This level is a mirror of the lower one but with one less (and shorter) 'prongs' and a few brick reinforced parts. Another well leads up to the highest level.
    The long vertical shafts in the plan are back filled and inaccessible: The upper parts are filled with earth and not chalk. Here's some pics.

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    The long main tunnel:
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    The well to the second level:
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    At the top looking forward to the next brick lined well.
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    On the second level:
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    Looking up the second well. to level three:
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    Looking across the third level.
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    Last well, leading to the top level. Said to be only four feet below ground.
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    #1 Herbivore, Jul 17, 2009
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    Here's a map of the tunnel:
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