Historic England visit to the West Wing Battery

The Explorers

The new temporary draw bridge made access into the West Wing Battery much easier on January 17th for the visit of Historic England and Lee Evans Partnership who have been appointed by The Land Trust, who own Fort Burgoyne in Dover, to help them stabilise various urgent issues in the site, the site is on the’ at risk’ register and is a scheduled ancient monument.

The Explorers programme is part of Pioneering Places East Kent: Dover developed by Dover Arts Development and Charles Holland Architects to support the conservation and opening up of the West Wing Battery of Fort Burgoyne through art led community engagement.

Pioneering Places is part of the national Great Place Scheme, an ambitious project that will make East Kent an even better place to live, work and visit by exploring heritage, developing civic pride and connecting artists and communities. Four projects in Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Ramsgate are being led by cultural organisations to encourage local people to get involved and shape the place where they live. Supported through Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with Historic England and Artswork, the South East Bridge.