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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.