Constable’s Gate, Entrance to Lock and Key of the Kingdom, Dover Castle, Kent, UK
Webpage contains an 1869 print for a “then and now” comparison.
Constable’s Tower was built by John de Fiennes under William the Conqueror and for this reason was once known as Fiennes’ Tower.Rebuilt after 1216 Siege of Dover by Hubert de Burgh under Henry III.Constable’s Gateway was modernized in 1882 and is now the living quarters of the Deputy Constable of Dover Castle.1899 source: “For a long time the porter’s lodge contained a sword, an old key, and a horn, which were described as belonging to the days of Julius Caesar.”Dover’s 12th Century Norman Castle, what Matthew Paris (a Benedictine monk) once famously described as the Lock and Key to the Kingdom of England, is an English Heritage site, Grade I Listed Building, and Scheduled Ancient Monument.
The castle, a popular tourism and travel destination, is one of Dover’s Grade I Listed Buildings and English Heritage sites.
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Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

Constable’s Gate, Entrance to Lock and Key of the Kingdom, Dover Castle, Kent, UK

Webpage contains an 1869 print for a “then and now” comparison.

Constable’s Tower was built by John de Fiennes under William the Conqueror and for this reason was once known as Fiennes’ Tower.

Rebuilt after 1216 Siege of Dover by Hubert de Burgh under Henry III.

Constable’s Gateway was modernized in 1882 and is now the living quarters of the Deputy Constable of Dover Castle.

1899 source: “For a long time the porter’s lodge contained a sword, an old key, and a horn, which were described as belonging to the days of Julius Caesar.”

Dover’s 12th Century Norman Castle, what Matthew Paris (a Benedictine monk) once famously described as the Lock and Key to the Kingdom of England, is an English Heritage site, Grade I Listed Building, and Scheduled Ancient Monument.

The castle, a popular tourism and travel destination, is one of Dover’s Grade I Listed Buildings and English Heritage sites.

Click on the photo or title for more information.

John Latter / Jorolat

Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town