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Grand Shaft, Dover Western Heights, Kent

RIBA 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 InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
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.
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