TQ9731 : Royal Military Canal, Warehorne

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

Royal Military Canal, Warehorne
Royal Military Canal, Warehorne
The 28 miles canal runs between Cliff End and Folkestone. It was built from 1804 to 1809, during the Napoleonic Wars. The canal was never used for defensive purposes.

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Royal Military Canal
The Royal Military Canal stretches for 28 miles hugging the old cliff line that borders the Romney Marsh from Hythe in the north east to Cliff End in the south west. It was built as a third line of defence against Napoleon, after the British Royal Navy patrolling the English Channel and the line of 74 Martello Towers built along the south coast. The Royal Military Canal was constructed in two sections. The longest section starts at Hythe in Kent and ends at Iden Lock in East Sussex. The second smaller section runs from the foot of Winchelsea Hill to Cliff End. Both sections are linked by the Rivers Rother and Brede.

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TQ9731, 29 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 8 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 October, 2009
Geographical Context
Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal 
Category
Canal   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 979 313 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:2.8650N 0:49.3450E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 978 313
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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