The sound mirror at Abbot’s Cliff, between Folkestone and Dover in Kent, is one of the easier ones to access, being alongside a footpath.
Some photos taken on 3 May 2003.
The mirror from the front.
The back of the mirror, with a tree growing in it.
Looking towards Folkestone Warren.
The small square concrete building visible in the view towards Folkestone. Inside it has a concrete pillar with a metal rod (pivot?) in the top. I would guess it had some sort of military use. The top of the mirror can be seen to the right, where the cliff top is slightly lower.
Mind the gap.
The Abbot’s Cliff mirror is at grid reference TR27083867, between Folkestone and Dover. It is very easy to find, simply follow the tarmac path along the cliff top, and you can’t really miss it (it is a great big block of concrete, after all!). It is a five to ten minute walk from the Folkestone – Dover road.
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The Abbot’s Cliff sound mirror appears in Bombing the Channel Ports, a 1941 watercolour by war artist Eric Ravilious.
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