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Report - Hougham Underground Dressing Station - Dover - November 2016

silentwalker

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
History
Hougham battery was built in 1941, had 3 concrete emplacements each with an 8" naval gun and magazines underneath. The Dressing station was built underground in the same style as other Dover deep shelters except this one had a very long inclined entrance at quite a shallow angle, probably for easier access for casualties. One of the other two steeper entrances had steps and also a smooth concrete ramp (maybe also for hoisting stretchers up and down).
Some of the site was buried using spoil from an aborted cross channel tunnel attemptin the 70's. The road has been widened a lot over the years so this has encroached on the site too. The gun positions are gone but the odd magazine is accessible, as are the observation post, plotting room and other surface buildings but they are on the other side of the very busy road.

The Explore
Visited with @Porker of the night , also props to @The Wickerman and @obscurity for the heads up and making it possible originally :thumb
Nice chilled out afternoon, finished a job early and was in the area so thought we would pop our beaks in. Kept amazingly well and am surprised even after all the recent traffic that has been through it.

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Cheers for having a ganders :thumb
 

pauln

too old to be reckless
28DL Full Member
#14
Good photos. I spent a hot summer's day looking for this years ago with wickerman and others without a hint of success. Lunch was rather more successful AFAIK.