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SHELTERS IN DOVER
Great War Shelters

This list is from Roy Humphreys' book, "Dover at War, 1939-1945", based on a report dated 22 May 1940 from Mr Loxton, the Town Clerk. The figures are the capacity.

See also More Shelters and A Dover Family's Shelter

Caves    
Athol Terrace (725) Chapel Cave, 61 East Cliff (185) Trevanion Street (686)
Winchelsea, next to Priory Hill Tunnel (1400) Barwick's Cave, next to Masonic Hall, Snargate Street (700) Bonded Store (Oil Mill Caves), Limekiln Street (300)
Lareston Place (75) ,Chapel Hill (100) Lagoon Garae, 63 High Street (400)
Adjoining Regent Cinema, London Road (200)    
     
Trenches    
Pencester Gardens (426) Dover College Playing Fields, Elms Vale Road (426) Union Road (653)
Connaught Park (423) Shatterlocks, Heathfield Avenue (260) Barton Road (155)
     
Basement Shelters    
Leney's Mineral Water Factory, Russell Street (140) Fremlin's Brewery , St James' Lane (314) St Martin's Church, Church Road (70)
14 High Street (26) Messrs Mackeson and Co Ltd, 42 Biggin Street (150) Wesleyan Methodist Church, London Road (125)
Henry Hart and Co Ltd, 11 Cannon Street (115) Henry Hart and Co Ltd,, 11 Bench Street (185) Dover and District Co-operative Drapery Department, 16 Biggin Street (200)
18 Cannon Street, formerly occupied by Messrs Leonard Bros Ltd (144) John Gale, 15-16 London Road (114) The Scotch Wool Shop, 54 Biggin Street (68)
Messrs J and F Greenstreet, 18 Bench Street (60) Messrs Bradley, 3 New Bridge (95) Messrs Woolworth and Co Ltd, 62-3 Biggin Street (300)
London Outfitters ltd, 64 Biggin Street (100)    
     
Sandbag Shelters    
At rear of No 51 London Road (40) Chapel Hill, beside Wesleyan Church (60) Biggin Street, beside Maison Dieu Hall (65)
Tower Hamlets Chalk Pit (88)    
     
Other Shelters    
Old Forts, Archcliffe Road (18) Railway Arch, near Buckland Church (142) Rear of Co-operative Store, Lower Road, River ((80)
Railway Arch, Crabble Road (43) Castlemount Shelter (165)  
     
School Shelters    
Dover Roman Catholic School, Maison Dieu Road (100) Barton Road, Infants (92), Girls and Infants (117), Girls (60), Boys (78) Belgrave Road, Infants (103)
Christ Church, Boys (56) Old Laundry, Castle Concrete, Tower Hamlets (220) Charlton Girls School, Barton Road (100)
River Mixed School (65) St Bartholomew's Boys School, Widred Road (104) St Martin's School, Girls (79), Boys Double (40), Boys Single(56), Albany Place (140)
St Mary's Girls and Infants (34) Old Burial Ground, adjoining St Mary's (68) Durham Place (138)

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