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facts in brief

Part of Dower map, late 17c.
Part of Dower map, late 17c.

    Find more maps:

    Old maps of Dover from the Genmaps website:

    • Dover, 1661 Rutger Hermannides
      in Britannia Magna

    • Dover, 1850-60 Alexander Fullarton.
      detail from Ports and Harbours on
      the South-East Coast of England

    • Dover, 1900 town-plan(and detail) K.Baedeker

Facts in brief:

Country's most important seaport; located in valley famous for its white chalk cliffs; was hub of Roman roads 4th cen.; 40ft-high remains of Roman lighthouse here; one of Cinque Ports under Saxons 11th cen.; Saxon church of St. Mary in Castro here; 12th-cen. Dover Castle is built on the site of an early Norman castle; expanded under Norman kings 12th cen.; sacked by French 1295; heavily bombed during WW II.

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