TR3140 : The Grand Shaft

taken 10 years ago, near to Dover, Kent, Great Britain

The Grand Shaft
The Grand Shaft
The Grand Shaft is a triple staircase built in 1806-1809 to provide a short cut for troops from the Western Heights to the town. The shaft is 26 feet in diameter and 140 feet in height. It has three staircases of Purbeck limestone, which wind clockwise, one above the other, down a central brick light and ventilation shaft lit by an occasional window. At the bottom the three staircases meet in the sloping corridor which leads to Snargate Street. There are 200 steps in each staircase separated by several landings.
The shaft is open to the public. A Grade II listed structure. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 28 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3160 4089 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.2274N 1:18.4838E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3167 4088
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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