Dover Castle
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Location Dover, England   map
Date 1180   timeline
Building Type castle
 Construction System stone bearing masonry
Climate temperate
Context rural
Style Medieval English


Photo, exterior overview

Photo, distant overview from English Channel



Elevation Drawing

Plan Drawing

Plan Drawing

Site Plan Drawing

Perspective Drawing

Discussion Dover Castle Commentary

A castle with a long history, commanding the shortest crossing for the English Channel to continental Europe.

Sources on Dover Castle

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. double center diagram, p200. — Updated edition available at

Leonora Ison. English Architecture Through the Ages, Secular Building. New York: Coward-McCann, 1967. LC 66-24565. NA961.I8 1967. site plan drawing, p7. plan drawing of first floor, p7. plan drawing of the gate, p7. aerial perspective drawing, p7. elevation drawing, p7.

Duane Siegrist, University of Oregon. Slide from photographer's collection, June 1993. PCD.3236.1011.0837.019.

Alene Stickles, University of Oregon. Slide from photographer's collection, June 1993. PCD.2365.1012.0634.022. View from the English Channel.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Dover Castle


Web Resources
Links on Dover Castle

Dover Castleincluding history and visitor info, at English Hertitage

Dover Castle at ArchiplanetFind, add, and edit info at the all-buildings collaboration

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