Report - St Martin's Deep Shelter, Dover, Kent - 03/02/08

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too old to be reckless
28DL Full Member
Jul 12, 2006
south of the river
Last photographed site on our (pauln, sectionate and charlie) mini Dover day out is the well visited site of St Martin's Deep Shelter. Originally part of a Napoleonic battery it was extended to provide a deep shelter for the crew of the St Martin's Battery looking out over Dover Harbour.

Entrance passageway is Napoleonic

Deep Shelter entrance is to the right. A few older rooms ahead and left

Deep Shelter


Part way along it looks like there has been a roof fall and some smoke damage. I came out coughing black chalk dust. Ewww.


Adjacent to the battery is a car park and across the road somebody has dug out the entrance to another small Napoleonic Site. Worth a quick visit if you are in the area. Quick bit of searching suggests this was Archcliffe Gallery.

Thanks for a great day out guys.