World War II bunker found at Dover Hospital site

World War II bunker found at Dover Hospital site The completion date of the work has been set back by the discovery

Related Stories

A World War II bunker has been discovered by construction workers at a Kent hospital.

The workers also found a number of prehistoric flints on the site of the new Dover Hospital site.

The site was examined by archaeologists before the bunker was removed, but it was not deemed to be significant.

An excavation of 50m by 24m (165ft by 80ft) and 4m (13ft) deep, needed to clear the site, has delayed the construction project by two months.

Finbarr Murray, from the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, said: "We knew a bunker existed but the sheer size of the bunker was a surprise."

Contractors on the site also found asbestos under the concrete foundations of the old mortuary and pathology buildings.

The asbestos has also been removed.

The original completion date of December 2014 has been adjusted to February 2015, the trust said.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Kent

Weather

Canterbury

20 °C 14 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Cerro RicoSatanic mines

    Devil worship in the tunnels of the man-eating mountain


  • Nefertiti MenoeWar of words

    The woman who sparked a row over 'speaking white'


  • Oil pumpPump change

    What would ending the US oil export ban do to petrol prices?


  • Brazilian Scene, Ceara, in 1893Sir Snapshot

    19th Century Brazil seen through the eyes of an Englishman


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • SailingGame on

    BBC Capital discovers why certain sports seem to have a special appeal for those with deep pockets

Programmes

  • European Union's anti-terrorism chief Gilles de KerchoveHARDtalk Watch

    Anti-terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove on the threat from returning Islamic State fighters

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.