The Western Heights fortifications, Dover - Dover

A multi-phase, post-medieval fortification, with extant structures largely dating from the Royal Commission period of military construction. Site is at risk in part due to lack of joined up management leading to lapsed maintenance, but also issues with funding. A masterplan has been agreed but actions arising from this are slow to be taken forward.

The Western Heights fortifications, Dover - Dover
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Fortifications, Roman lighthouse and medieval chapel on Western Heights
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1020298
    Local Planning Authority:
    Dover
    Site Type:
    Defence > Fort

Location

    Building Name:
    The Western Heights fortifications
    Street Name:
    Castle Hill
    County:
    Kent
    District / Borough:
    Dover
    Parish:
    Dover
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Dover
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Mixed, multiple owners
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 2 grade II, part in CA
    List Entry Number(s):
    1020298 and 1375598; 1375599