THE ROMAN PHAROS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1258537
Date first listed:
07-Mar-1974
Statutory Address:
THE ROMAN PHAROS

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE ROMAN PHAROS

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Kent
District:
Dover (District Authority)
Parish:
Dover
National Grid Reference:
TR 32604 41815

Details

1. 1050 DOVER CASTLE The Roman Pharos TR 3241 1/48

I

2. AD 46. Built under the Emperor Claudius. This guided the Roman fleet round to the port of Richborough. In mediaeval times it was used as a belfry to the Church of St Mary Sub-Castro. 4 storeys, 3 being Roman and the top storey and remains of battlements mediaeval. An octagonal tower with originally vertical stepped walls rising in tiers set back each within the last, now almost smoothed. Rubble with a facing of green sandstone and tufa and levelled at an interval of 7 courses with a double course of brick set in hard pink mortar. Round-headed windows with a small recessed spy-hole inside them.

Listing NGR: TR3260541815

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
177825
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 16 Apr 2005
Reference: IOE01/12172/01
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