Category Archives: Open Spaces

The Saga of River Paper Mill

The village of River is about 2 miles from Dover town centre and was by the time of Edward I (1272-1307), called Villa de Riviere. This was eventually shortened to River. At the end of the 18th century the village … Continue reading

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River Dour Part II the Walk Section II – from Barton to Wellington Dock

The walk along the Dour is divided into two sections. Part II section I went from Temple Ewell to Buckland and this section goes from Lorne Road, Barton, to Wellington Dock through: 1. Barton 2. Barton Path 3. Charlton 4. … Continue reading

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River Dour Part II the Walk Section I – Temple Ewell to Buckland

Having looked at the History of the River Dour in Part I, Part II is a virtual walk looking at aspects of the history of Dover along the four-mile river. The walk starts at Temple Ewell and goes to Wellington … Continue reading

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Dour River – Part I an Historical Overview

The story of Dover’s four mile long River Dour has been divided into two parts and the first part is subdivided into three parts, the first gives an overview in an historical context. Rising at the appropriately named Watersend in … Continue reading

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Kearsney Court and Russell Gardens

The main source of the 4-mile River Dour is at Watersend, Temple Ewell, while that of its tributary is at Drellingore in the Alkham Valley. Kearsney Court and Russell Gardens are on the tributary. An estate map shows that in … Continue reading

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