Volume: Deal Castle, Deal, Kent

1700 - 2006
Deal Castle, Victoria Road, Deal, Dover, Kent
Volume containing Photographic, Graphic and Textual material


The 320 drawings of Deal Castle date from the eighteenth century to 2006. The earliest drawings are plans and sections of the castle, six of which were copied in the 1950s. There are early Ordnance Survey Maps from 1862 and 1911, two sketch plans made by the Royal Engineers in the 1880s and three painted drawings of new wooden stairs by the Office of Works from 1919.

Several drawings from the 1920s and 1930s by the Office of Works relate to minor refurbishments. There are five drawings of water and electrical services from 1927 and seven drawings from 1939 showing new fittings for openings and windows. There are eight drawings relating to the addition of a bathroom to the custodian's cottage by the Ministry of Works between 1948 and 1949.

A number of more general plans are included, such as those which appear in the 1966 Ministry of Public Buildings and Works guide book.

Several surveys are represented, including a Ministry of Public Buildings and Works survey of the gatehouse from 1967 and a survey of the internal walls made by the Department of the Environment in 1977.

In 1970 and 1971 the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works and its successor body the Department of the Environment produced seven drawings of the castle. These were reduced and used for designing new signs.

A number of drawings from the mid- to late-1970s show designs for refurbishment of the castle's gatehouse museum, including details of fittings and exhibitions, notably a display on the forty Captains of Deal Castle from the early 1980s.

There are fourteen oversized drawings of the castle.


This is part of the Series: EHC01/022 English Heritage Plans and Measured Drawings; within the Collection: EHC01 English Heritage(EH):Archive

This Volume is divided into 18 Jobs and 142 Child Records
This Volume contains the following materials:
Photograph (Print): 2
Cartographic Material: 6
Excavation Drawing: 2
Location Map/Plan: 9
Measured Drawing: 260
Measured Survey: 12
Rubbing: 1
Correspondence: 1
Museum Records: 14


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Creator of Archive: Gr + Id Graphics + Industrial Design Limited

Creator of Archive: Maurice Baguley And Partners

Creator of Archive: English Heritage

Creator of Archive: Historic Buildings And Monuments Commission For England

Creator of Archive: Ministry Of Works

Creator of Archive: Office Of Works

Creator of Archive: Ministry Of Public Building And Works

Creator of Archive: Ordnance Survey

Creator of Archive: Department Of The Environment


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