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Report (Permission Visit) Connaught Barracks - Dover, Sept 2014



cliveh

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My first post here so please be gentle with me guys!!

Connaught Barracks, in Dover are situated just to the north of the Castle on land adjoining Fort Burgoyne. They were built in 1913 but all the buildings I saw appear to be of 1960s/70s vintage.

the Barracks was last occupied by 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment. They vacated the barracks in 2006 and the site now lies abandoned and had been designated for re-development.

Here's some shots of one of the barrack blocks and Junior Ranks Mess. I have more of the NAAFI and some of the other building which I can post up to if anyone's interested


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Barrack Block 7E

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Barrack Block 7E - Laundry

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Barrack Block 7E - Bedroom

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Kitchens

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Kitchens

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Kitchens

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Junior Ranks Dining Room


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Junior Ranks Dining Room


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Junior Ranks Dining Room


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Wevsky

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Re: Connaught Barracks - Dover

Your name rings a bell clive ;) you need to put a date in the title and that's pretty much all needs doing,was this with permission?if so you need to indicate this in the title drop down box i think its found
 

cliveh

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Re: Connaught Barracks - Dover

Sorry - forgot the date - it was Sept 2014 and pics taken during an Open Day for Fort Burgoyne so guess it was a permission visit!

cliveh
 

Styru

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Re: Connaught Barracks - Dover

Sorry - forgot the date - it was Sept 2014 and pics taken during an Open Day for Fort Burgoyne so guess it was a permission visit!

cliveh
Can you add the date to the title mate - needs to be there when it comes to archiving time :thumb
 

Ordnance

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Re: Connaught Barracks - Dover Sept 2014

My first post here so please be gentle with me guys!!

Connaught Barracks, in Dover are situated just to the north of the Castle on land adjoining Fort Burgoyne. They were built in 1913 but all the buildings I saw appear to be of 1960s/70s vintage.

the Barracks was last occupied by 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment. They vacated the barracks in 2006 and the site now lies abandoned and had been designated for re-development.

Here's some shots of one of the barrack blocks and Junior Ranks Mess. I have more of the NAAFI and some of the other building which I can post up to if anyone's interested
The older parts are known as Fort Burgoyne, originally called Castle Hill Fort, which was built in the 1860s as one of the Palmerston forts around Dover in southeast England. It was built to a polygonal system with detached eastern and western redoubts, to guard the high ground northeast of the strategic port of Dover, just north of Dover Castle. The fort is named after the 19th century General John Fox Burgoyne, Inspector-General of Fortifications and son of the John Burgoyne who fought in the American Revolutionary War.

Until recently the central part of the fort was used by the Army as Connaught Barracks, and the site is now being redeveloped for housing. Plans to use the barracks as an open prison were dropped in November 2006.
 

obscurity

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Re: Connaught Barracks - Dover Sept 2014

Good effort, I wouldn't have thought you would get permission to visit this place. Seems you missed the best bits though but still got to see a good chunk of the site. Looks a lot different in day light haha :thumb
 

tadworth

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Re: Connaught Barracks - Dover Sept 2014

I lived in those blocks in the late 90's. Apparently there are tunnels all over the area?
 

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