SOUTH FORELAND AT WAR

This page is dedicated to the wars that impacted South Foreland Battery that sits in the Heart of the White Cliffs of Dover.

 

South Foreland Battery occupied a key position on the White Cliffs between Dover and the village of St. Margaret's. It was built at the beginning of WW2 and consisted of four 9.2" guns on a large site with many auxiliary buildings.  The majority of the surface buildings have now been demolished but many underground structures still survive.

The magazines for No.1 and No.4 guns were located in underground reinforced concrete rooms; No.2 and No.3 guns were served by buried surface magazines. Two deep underground shelters were built in 1941 and take the form of long parallel tunnels accessed by inclined entrances on the surface, lined with corrugated steel sheeting throughout. Separate underground Fortress and Battery Plotting Rooms also exist on the site, but have been heavily vandalised. The site is now on open land and has been largely reclaimed by nature, although various fragments of concrete serve as reminders of the site's importance during the Second World War.Many are now sealed by the Kent Underground Research group to protect them from being permanently sealed.

Click into History on the White Cliffs of Dover

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GUNS

Guns

BUILDINGS

Buildings

WANSTONE BATTERY

Underground

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CLICK ON THE GREEN LINK TO FIND OUT MORE

WINDMILL & LIGHTHOUSES

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BATTERIES

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RAF SWINGATE

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WALK THE TRAIL

Come and see first hand the Historic Sites of South Foreland Battery and enjoy the secenery and the breathtaking views from the White Cliffs of Dover

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Without the funding of these 2 organisations we would not have been able to research and piece together all the information. The research has enabled us to engage with history organisations and take over 600 participants of various trails in South Foreland over the past 2 years. Click on the Links below to find out what other fabulous projects have been funded in your area that you could engage in. Thank you

Big thank you to local organisations

Vocational training provided by our team of experts

Kent Historic Sites           White Cliffs Countryside Project              St Margaret's History Society 

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St Margaret's Parish Council

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Dover District Council

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