Sunday, 2 October 2011

Panorama of Dover Priory Railway Station from the Western Heights, Kent, UK

A view of the Victorian Dover Priory Train Station taken from the Western Heights:

Dover Priory, ex-Dover Town, opened on 22 July 1861 as the temporary terminus of the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR). It became a through station on 1 November 1861 when access was made to Dover Harbour station in the Western Docks.
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Also referred to as Dover Priory Rail Station and Dover Priory Station.

The Booking Hall is on the right-hand side of the covered walkway crossing the railway tracks.

To the right of the Booking Hall is Priory Station Approach Road on the other side of which is the Priory Hotel pub.

Dover Priory, originally Dover Town, opened on 22 July 1861 as the temporary terminus of the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR). It became a through station on 1 November 1861 with the completion of a tunnel though the Western Heights to gain access to the Western Docks area, where LCDR created Dover Harbour station.

"Priory Steps" are to the right of the rail tunnel entrance, above the carpark. To the right of Priory Steps are the grounds of Dover College (a co-educational independent boarding school).

Folkestone Road can be seen through the trees where it crosses over the railway tracks at the bottom of the photo.

Between the viewer and Folkestone Road, the unseen North Military Road (with its "Piggy Steps") leads up to the North Entrance, part of extensive hidden Napoleonic and Victorian fortications embedded into the Western Heights.

The moats (ditches) of the Drop Redoubt, another component of Dover's "Forgotten Fortress", are immediately behind the viewer.

Robsons Yard is in the Tower Hamlets area at top-left.

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More detailed information, including links to the sources used, can be found on this photo's original webpage at:

Dover Priory Rail Station, Folkestone Road, from the Western Heights

Also see:

Oliver Cromwell 70013 Steam Locomotive, Dover Priory Rail Station
Canterbury Tornado 60163 Steam Locomotive, Dover Priory Rail Station
The Funeral Locomotive of King George VI, Dover Priory Rail Station
Night Panorama of Dover Priory Rail Station from the Western Heights

For a partial view of the old Dover Marine Railway Station building see:

Lord Warden House at Daybreak, Admiralty Pier, Western Docks, Dover

A Dover Panorama and Urban Dover history photo.

All photos relating to trains and rail transport are indexed under the Dover Priory Rail Station, Railway and Railway Station category labels.

Clickable thumbnails of most railway-related photos from the main Panoramio Images of Dover website are available on this blog on the Urban Page (also linked to below the blog title).

The main site Panoramio photos are each accompanied by a Google Earth satellite map. However, the images are smaller than those on the Images of Dover Blog and the captions are less well formatted.

John Latter / Jorolat

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