Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

Dover Town and Castle in Winter from the Western Heights, Kent, England, UK. Snow, December 2009. Terrace of houses above terminator (shadow line) are Victoria Park. Ruins of Old St James the Apostle Church, now World War II memorial, near bottom-right. Skyline: C1 Roman Pharos, C10 Saxon St Mary-in-Castro church, Henry II's Keep (Great Tower) of C12 Norman castle. Masts on left are Second World War Chain Home Radar station, Swingate. Urban Panorama. See…

Dover Castle and Town in Winter from the Western Heights, Kent, England, UK. Snow, December 2009. Skyline: C1 Roman Pharos, C10 Saxon St Mary-in-Castro church, Henry II's Keep (Great Tower) of C12 Norman castle. Masts on left are Second World War Chain Home Radar station, Swingate. Terrace of houses above terminator (shadow line) are Victoria Park. Old St James the Apostle Church ruins, now World War II memorial, at bottom-right. Urban Snow Panorama. See…

Roman Pharos and Saxon church of St Mary-in-Castro, Harold’s Earthwork, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. Pharos lighthouse (watch-tower) built 46 AD by Emperor Claudius while Aulus Plautius governor of Britain. Ex-belfry to pre-1020 AD St Mary-in-Castro King Lucius church (Victorian restorations: Sir George Gilbert Scott, William Butterfield). Listed Building, English Heritage site, Scheduled Ancient Monument. Medieval History. Travel and Tourism. See…

East Roman Pharos, Harold’s Earthwork, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. Pharos built 46 AD, Emperor Claudius, Aulus Plautius governor of Britain. Tower of Julius Caesar. Ex-belfry to St Mary-in-Castro King Lucius Church. Watchtower (or lighthouse) used as a 16th Century gunpowder magazine. West Pharos, or Bredenstone: Drop Redoubt, Western Heights. Listed Building, English Heritage site, Scheduled Ancient Monument. Roman Empire History. More information at…

Georgian Woodcut Engraving of Saxon St Mary-in-Castro Church and Roman Pharos Ruins, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. Originally King Lucius church, later re-consecrated and dedicated by St Augustine to St Mary the Virgin, and AD 46 Roman lighthouse or watchtower as seen circa 1834 (may be Victorian). Pharos was once used as a bell tower, or belfry. English Heritage Listed Building. Norman and Medieval History. More information and modern day view at http://www.panoramio.com/photo/55570953

Field of Fire of Bell Battery at Sunrise, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. Skyline: Saxon St Mary-in-Castro Church, Roman Pharos, Victorian Garrison School, Norman Colton Gateway. Below school are v-shaped openings of artillery cannon positions. Bottom: Avranches Tower, South Watchtower, Eastern Outer Curtain Wall. Listed Building, English Heritage site, Scheduled Ancient Monument. Tourism and Travel. Medieval, Napoleonic Wars History. More information at…

Great Tower of Dover Castle at Night, Kent, England, UK. Top-left: Henry II's Keep, Inner Curtain Wall (Inner Bailey), silhouette of Godsfoe's Tower (Devil's Tower). Bottom-left: unseen Spur and World War II Dragon's Teeth anti-tank defences. Bottom-right: snow-covered Castle Hill Road, Connaught Road, Constable's Road. Center-right: Constable's Gateway, drawbridge. Listed Building, English Heritage site, Ancient Monument. Norman Medieval History. See http://www.panoramio.com/photo/46513752

Roman Pharos, Saxon Church, and Victorian Garrison School, Dover Castle, Kent, England. Pharos built 46 AD under Emperor Claudius; Aulus Plautius, governor. Ex-belfry to pre-1020 AD St Mary-in-Castro, King Lucius of Britain Church. Restored by Victorians Gilbert Scott, William Butterfield. Garrison School. Bredenstone on Western Heights. Listed Building, English Heritage site, and Scheduled Ancient Monument. Norman Medieval History. Travel, Tourism. See…

Royal Ordnance QF 25-pounder Field Guns, Saluting Platform, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. Saluting Platform built above Long Gun Magazine (c. 1800) near Victorian Officers New Barracks. Royal Artillery 25-pdr used in British Army at start of World War II, last used 1972 SAS Battle of Mirbat. Background: Roman Pharos, Saxon church of St Mary-in-Castro. Listed Building, English Heritage, and Scheduled Ancient Monument. History. Travel and Tourism. See…

Dover Castle from 1216 French Army Siege Positions, Kent, England, UK. Skyline: Saxon St Mary-in-Castro church, Roman Pharos, Victorian Garrison School, Bell Battery, Colton Gate; Forebuilding, Keep and Flag, Inner Bailey. Eastern Outer Curtain Wall: Avranches Tower, South Watchtower, North Watchtower, Fitzwilliam's Gate, Norfolk Towers. Listed Building, English Heritage site, Scheduled Ancient Monument. Norman Medieval History. Travel and Tourism. See…

A Dramatic Sky and the Lord Warden House under Snow, Dover Harbour, Kent, England, UK. Built as the Lord Warden Hotel in the Western Docks by Victorian architect Samuel Beazley between 1848-1853. Became Royal Navy's HMS Wasp Shore Station during Second World War. Now Lord Warden House and offices of freight agents. Grade II Listed Building. Winter view (January 2013) from A20 Limekiln Street railway bridge. Architecture, World War II, and History. See: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/85090190

Witch’s Hat Millenium Pavilion under Snow, Pencester Gardens, Dover, Kent, England, UK. Urban park with lawns, flowerbeds, skate park, and children's play area. Timeline path engraved with town history connects bandstand with central pathways. River Dour on far side. Park also bounded by Bus Station, Biggin Street shopping precinct, and Castle Street. Dover Castle on skyline, Victoria Park terrace of houses below. Sport, Leisure, Tourism and Travel. See…

Dragon’s Teeth Anti-Tank Obstacles under Snow, The Spur, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. Dragon's teeth (German: Drachenzähne, literally "dragon teeth") are square-pyramidal fortifications of reinforced concrete first used during the Second World War (World War II, WWII). Location: north end of Dover Castle on Spur earthwork (with Ravelin). Listed Building, English Heritage site, and Ancient Monument. British Army, History, Travel and Tourism. More at…

Dover Harbour and English Channel from the snow-covered Western Heights, Kent, England, UK. Western Docks: Fred Olsen Cruise Lines' Balmoral Cruise Ship, Admiralty Pier, and Jetfoil Basin. Prince of Wales Pier, Clock Tower, old Hoverport, Lord Warden House (ex-hotel, World War II Royal Navy HMS Wasp). Dover Marina: Tug Haven, Tidal Harbour, Crosswall Quay (Lifeboat Station), and Granville Dock. Winter 2009 Port of Dover Tourism, Travel, and Vacation. See…

The Dover Museum Listed Building in Winter, Market Square, Kent, England, UK. Museum facade is the only remaining part of 1846 Victorian Market Hall that was built on site of 1746 Town Gaol. Damaged by shells and bombs in World War II. New building contains Silver Screen Cinema, entrance in Gaol Lane on left. Discovery Centre and Dover Library to the right, Ellie Cafe Bar (pub) to the left. Snow in February, 2012. Urban Dover Architecture and History. See…

Victorian Inner Bridge Ruins under Snow, North Entrance, Western Heights, Dover, Kent, England, UK. Classic view of the drawbridge (left) and bridge combination that spans the South Tenaille Moat; the Tenaille, a monolithic block, is the brickwork on the right, road tunnel on left behind drawbridge beams. Part of Dover's Forgotten Fortress, a defense system begun during the Napoleonic Wars then continued in mid-Victorian era. Winter 2010 (February). See…

Victorian Park Keeper’s Lodge under Snow, Connaught Park, Dover, Kent, England, UK. Location: Connaught Road and Park Avenue junction. The park is set on the hillside between Dover Castle and the town in the River Dour valley. It has tennis courts, children's play area, aviary, ornamental lake, flower beds, terrraced lawns, trees, and open grass slopes. A December 2010 Dover in Winter, Nature, Wildlife, Parks and Gardens, Recreation and Sports photo. See…