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Underground Kent is not a club or organisation – it’s a collection of people interested in exploring and documenting underground and military sites in Kent.
We work closely with many organisations and national bodies and have obtained permission to visit many ‘off limits’ sites. Other sites that have been explored may be abandoned and open to the elements.
We do not encourage anyone to enter these places and risk injury to themselves and others. These sites are dangerous and can be prone to collapse. If you do visit any of these places, make sure you are thoroughly equipped i.e. torches, hard hats, good footwear etc., and never go alone. The best thing to do is just enjoy the sites on your monitor.
The company W T Henley has always been highly regarded for the manufacture of cable and electrical components and was clearly the company of choice when a system had to be devised as a countermeasure to the growing threat of German magnetic mines during the Second World War. As a result, a new site was constructed in 1939 in Gravesend for W T Henley....Read More
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A site dedicated to the many underground features that can be found not just in Kent but in other areas. They are mostly military fortifications that have been built over the last three centuries, but other features that included tunnels can also be found here. All sites are man made, or in the case of mines, heavily influenced by industrial usage. The aim is to provide a glimpse into the rarely seen and often ignored world that exists beneath our feet.
Here you will find information on Kent History, Kent Defences, Dover Defences, fortifications and tunnels in Dover, Medway, Sheppey, Thanet, Grain and other areas.
Undergroundkent is keen to support the work of the Western Heights Preservation Society, please visit their site Western Heights Preservation Society
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Between the years 1797 and 1804 Dover Castle underwent a major redevelopment building phase to make it ready for defending Dover against the very real threat of a French invasion. Part of this major refit included the construction of four large outerworks; Hudson’s Bastion, Horseshoe Bastion, Constable’s Bastion and East Arrow Bastion. A bastion is a platform on which heavy artillery can be mounted, and these new features gave extra firepower to the Castle. The bastions were connected to the castle’s interior via communications tunnels and caponiers…..Read More