This battery was constructed at the turn of the last century and saw use during both world wars. It was originally mounted with three 9.2" guns and later with two 6" guns. It is now the home of the Dover Coastguard, the control room being built into one of the 9.2" gun positions, which has kept the site free from vandalism. The underground sections below the first two gun positions are used for storage and a tunnel links to the observation post on the cliffs.
It was with the kind permission of the staff at the coastguard station that I was allowed to visit this place.
Shell hoist in good condition
Inside the cartridge store
Inside the shell store
More wartime graffiti