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The Pent, And The Barracks On The Heights

The Pent, And The Barracks On The Heights

Photographer: Sedgfield, Russell

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: 10351.cc.11

Item number: 14

Length: 6.7

Width: 6.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The Barracks on the Western Heights are approached by what is called the Grand Shaft, a peculiarly constructed winding stone staircase, in the form of a well, but containing three distinct passages to the apex - on for officers and ladies, another for women, and the third for the soldiers. The Barracks themselves will hold 1,200 troops, and there is every accommodation for officers. Beyond are the South Front Barracks, the Citadel, and the Drop Redoubt, and altogether the Heights may be reached by five different approaches."

Text by Samuel J Davies from the book 'Dover'

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