TR1263 : Trackway junction in Clowes Wood (2)

taken 8 years ago, near to Chestfield, Kent, Great Britain

Trackway junction in Clowes Wood (2)
Trackway junction in Clowes Wood (2)
The Crab and Winkle Way Cycle path leads left towards Whitstable. It follows the route of a disused railway from Canterbury. A woodland access track leads right.
Crab and Winkle Line
This is the disused and dismantled railway between Canterbury and Whitstable. Whitstable was a growing port, seven miles north of Canterbury City. Railway construction began in 1828 with George Stephenson as the engineer. The line finally opened on 3 May 1830, with a single track throughout and passing loops at Clowes Wood and the entrance to Tyler Hill tunnel. The line was never prosperous. At the turn of the century work started on building a spur line at Whitstable to connect with the Herne Bay to Faversham line and a bay platform at Whitstable & Tankerton station but the work was never completed. In the early 1900s halts were built at Blean & Tyler Hill, South Street and Tankerton. The line closed on 1st December 1952, albeit with a short reprieve during the floods of February 1953,soon after the track was dismantled.
For more details see LinkExternal link. See also LinkExternal link about the cycle path on the old line.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 October, 2009
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Track junction   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 125 636 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.9216N 1:2.9767E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 125 636
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