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Report - Grand Shaft Dover, July 2012

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by silverainbow, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. silverainbow

    silverainbow Here today, Gone tomorrow
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    Quik bit of History about this incredible Structure;

    Set back to one side of Snargate Street, Dover, its entrance barred by iron gates is a sloping corridor which leads to the Grand Shaft, a unique 19th Century triple staircase built during the Napoleonic Wars.
    Brief DescriptionThe shaft is an ingenious construction of brick measuring 26 feet (8 metres) in diameter and 140 feet (42 metres) in height. It was built between 1806 – 1809. It has three staircases of Purbeck limestone which wind clockwise one above the other down a central brick light and ventilation shaft lit by an occasional window. At the bottom the three staircases meet in the sloping corridor which leads to Snargate Street. There are 200 steps in all separated by several landings.

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    Was a great Night out Really enjoyed myself, well worth a look


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