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The Roman Pharos

A Grade I Listed Building in Dover, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1284 / 51°7'42"N

Longitude: 1.323 / 1°19'22"E

OS Eastings: 632604

OS Northings: 141816

OS Grid: TR326418

Mapcode National: GBR X2Z.59V

Mapcode Global: VHLHB.WW8W

Entry Name: The Roman Pharos

Listing Date: 7 March 1974

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1258537

English Heritage Legacy ID: 177825

Location: Dover, Dover, Kent, CT16

County: Kent

District: Dover

Civil Parish: Dover

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

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

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