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Roman Lighthouse - Dover Castle
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MeerRescue
N 51° 07.695 E 001° 19.378
31U E 382651 N 5665424
Quick Description: Roman Lighthouse on Eastern Heights Dover.
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/21/2012 7:52:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMDT36
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 10

Long Description:

The surviving Roman lighthouse (or Pharos), is one of two that were built by the Romans shortly after their invasion of Britain in 43AD. It stands on the eastern heights of Dover within the fortification of Dover Castle. Alongside is St Mary in Castro Church, which used the lighthouse as a bell tower in the 13th century. The lighthouse stands around 25m in height and is modelled on one built for the Roman Emperor Caligula's fleet at Boulonge- sur- Mer in 40AD.  It's twin was situated on the Western Heights, but what remained was buried beneath The Drop Redoubt site in the 1860's. the remains were known as the 'Devil's Drop of Mortar' and had been the traditional site of the investiture of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.

The site is managed by English Heritage and an entrance fee to the grounds of Dover Castle is required ( see LINK )

Coastal Lighthouse: Lighthouse

Range Lights: Not listed

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