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The Roman Pharos

  • Roman name: Dubris

  • Vicinity: Dover Castle
  • Type: Lighthouse, Light Station
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure

The Roman Pharos is a ruined 1st century Roman lighthouse erected above the port of Dubris, now Dover, England. The octagonal structure is situated on Eastern Heights, a promontory on the grounds of Dover Castle. - AsNotedIn



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0050/00/00 Roman builders erect an octagonal, 24 metre tall light tower, 46-50 AD, during the reign of the Emperor Claudius. Originally six to eight storeys, only four remain today. Rise of the Lighthouse
1300/00/00 In the C13-C14, the Roman Lighthouse is remodeled into a church bell-tower. The stonework in the top 6 metre section is medieval.

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Particulars for The Roman Pharos:
Structure Type Lighthouse, Light Station
Area of Significance Maritime
Area of Significance Navigation
Culture Roman Britain
Cultural Affiliation Roman Empire
Sight Category Structure
Area of Significance Transportation
Historic Use Water-related

English National Heritage List: 1258537

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