Grand Shaft, Dover Western Heights, Kent

RIBApix ref no RIBA49627
Artist/PhotographerGalwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityDover
Subject Date1809
Image Date1959
ViewExterior
StyleGeorgian
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP Box 801 Dover
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Grand Shaft is a unique triple spiral staircase which leads from Western Heights down to Snargate Street to allow troops to descend the 200 steps rapidly in case of a landing on the shore. It was restored in the 1980s.

Subject tags

brickwork, spiral stairs, fortifications, railings, dereliction