Volume: Dover Castle, Kent

1729 - 2015
Dover Castle, Dover, Kent
Volume containing Photographic, Graphic, Textual and Miscellaneous material
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3831 sheets dating from between the sixteenth century and 2015, including 131 distinct jobs. Although a medieval castle, the plans mainly relate to the site's use as a military barracks between the eighteenth- and twentieth-centuries, and its subsequent life as a visitor centre from the late-twentieth-century onward.

The large number of sheets offer a broad perspective of the site, with plans, sections, elevations, details and surveys recording construction, repairs, modifications and changes of use to many buildings over a long period of time, including the church within its walls, St Mary In Castro. There are also photogrammetric survey and rectified photographic sheets.

A number of sheets relate to the site's underground tunnel complex constructed and used from the Napoleonic wars in the 1810s to World War II in the 1940s, and also proposed (but not adopted) as a cold war nuclear bunker.

Some numbers have not been used: MP/DOV0274 to 285; MP/DOV0499; MP/DOV0500; MP/DOV0679; MP/DOV0744; MP/DOV0870; MP/DOV0903; MP/DOV0938; MP/DOV1000; MP/DOV1009; MP/DOV1524 to 1526. The contents of some of these have been transferred to the Western Heights plans collection, reference PF/WST. There are also a number of plans with A and B suffixes.

See also PF/AFC for Archcliffe Fort; PF/DAD for Admiralty Pier; PF/DBU for Fort Burgoyne; PF/DCB for Connaught Barracks; PF/DLA for Langdon and Fan Hole Batteries; PF/DMH for Dover Military Hospital; PF/DOP for Old Park Barracks; DPB for Dover Practice Battery; PF/WST for Western Heights.

Archival History

MP/DOV0500 was removed and changed to MP/WST0261 because it belonged with Western Heights drawings.


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 132 Jobs and 1,444 Child Records
This Volume contains the following materials:
Photograph (Gelatine Print): 1
Photograph (Print): 77
Annotated Map: 5
Drawing: 13
Drawn Material: 8
Excavation Drawing: 18
Excavation Plan: 15
Graph: 6
Location Map/Plan: 4
Map: 4
Maritime Chart: 1
Measured Drawing: 2,952
Measured Survey: 195
Overlay: 14
Photogrammetric Survey: 253
Rectified Photography: 179
Rubbing: 1
Sketch: 13
Sketch Plan: 42
Correspondence: 3
List: 7
Project Documentation: 1
Published Material: 1
Report: 1
Typescript: 1
Photocopy: 2
Table: 13


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People & Organisations

Creator of Archive: Scott Wilson Ltd

Creator of Archive: The Conservation Practice

Creator of Archive: Department Of The Environment

Creator of Archive: Office Of Works

Creator of Archive: Ministry Of Public Building And Works

Creator of Archive: Ministry Of Works

Creator of Archive: English Heritage

Creator of Archive: The Conservation Practice

Creator of Archive: Greenhatch Group

Creator of Archive: Atkins Survey And Mapping

Creator of Archive: The Downland Partnership

Creator of Archive: Spence And Webster Architects

Creator of Archive: Fielden And Mawson

Creator of Archive: Mason Land Surveys Limited

Creator of Archive: Booth, Kevin

Creator of Archive: Linzey, Dick


Georgian Barracks, Late 20th Century Visitors Centre (Leisure), Medieval Castle