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The Roman Pharos, Dover

Description: The Roman Pharos

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 March 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 177825

OS Grid Reference: TR3260441815
OS Grid Coordinates: 632604, 141815
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1284, 1.3230

Location: E Roman Ditch, Dover, Kent CT16 1HU

Locality: Dover
Local Authority: Dover District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT16 1HU

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There is also a scheduled monument, Dover Castle, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

The Roman Pharos
TR 3241 1/48


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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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