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Lead or Rumour info - dover aerial ropeway twin tunnels



NutUE

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#1
hi all i know these exist, but i am wondering if anyone has tired to find the entrance up langdon hole and whether it is still accessible from langdon or down at the eastern arm of the harbour?
 

NutUE

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#5
imagine how un-chaved it is in there tho as it was sealed just after the war? :eek:
 

canute

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#10
Would be an interesting one to look into

Twin tunnels, 400' long, were carved through the cliffs by Tilmanstone employees from near to a point known as 'The Cobbler' at Langdon Hole to just above the Eastern Arm. Originally the ropeway was intended to go over the cliff edge but it was decided that bringing it through the cliff would cause fewer problems despite the cost of the tunneling and the construction of an 'angle station' chamber within the chalk.
Dover-TilmanstoneAerialRopewayaboveEHarbour.jpg
 

Walrus75

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Walrus75

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#13
Here's an interesting image, you can see the aerial ropeway tunnel but apparently also another one that joins it from the old prison site too.
Langdonbatt_areaplan1.gif

Have a quick look at this --> http://www.du.kent-history.co.uk/1/ropeway/rw3.jpg and then look at this stunning image where, if you look closely enough, you can make out the tunnel entrance, to the right of Langdon Battery, and also shadows of the ropeway stantions across the landscape --> http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn151/unfairytale208/LANGDON0001.jpg That picture is also glorious to look at with the Defence of Britain in mind (lots of trench systems plus railway guns too).
:)
 
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NutUE

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#14
Here's an interesting image, you can see the aerial ropeway tunnel but apparently also another one that joins it from the old prison site too.
Langdonbatt_areaplan1.gif

Have a quick look at this --> http://www.du.kent-history.co.uk/1/ropeway/rw3.jpg and then look at this stunning image where, if you look closely enough, you can make out the tunnel entrance, to the right of Langdon Battery, and also shadows of the ropeway stantions across the landscape --> http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn151/unfairytale208/LANGDON0001.jpg That picture is also glorious to look at with the Defence of Britain in mind (lots of trench systems plus railway guns too).
:)
now that is interesting :Not Worthy, i am in dover tonight so ill be checking them out thanks mate :thumb
 

PeterWilberforce

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#15
I can confirm that the twin tunnels for the coal ropeway are completely sealed at both ends. I was at School in Dover in the late 1940s and, with a school friend, we walked these tunnels. There was easy access from Langdon Hole They ended as a clear drop to the Eastern Arm. At this period the three underground barracks in Langdon Hole were also open; we went down two of them: rather spookey! All are now completely sealed.