Only foundations remain of the Grand Shaft Barracks built in 1806.
The Grand Shaft Staircase was constructed between 1806 and 1809. It is a unique 140 foot, 26 foot diameter, 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 1980's and is open in the summer.
|On the eastern side of Western Heights overlooking Dover|
|Western Heights, Dover CT17 9DW|