TR0262 : Standard Quay, Faversham

near to Faversham, Kent, Great Britain

Standard Quay, Faversham
Standard Quay, Faversham
Situated near the head of Faversham Creek, repairs to Thames sailing barges are still carried out here.
Thames Sailing Barges
A flat bottomed sailing boat, common during the 19th and early 20th century. Some are still in operation today. The design was developed for the shallow muddy conditions of the River Thames.
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Faversham Creek
Faversham Creek is a tidal creek running north to The Swale at Harty Ferry.
The navigable creek flows into The Swale, the Thames estuary and then to the North Sea.
The creek rises in Davington and flows through Faversham before meandering through the North Kent Marshes with its abundance of wildlife and into The Swale, making it an ideal place for walking, boating and bird watching.
Faversham Creek is the key to the existence to the town of Faversham.
Without the Creek, Faversham would never have existed. Its value for the discharge and loading of cargoes was recognised in prehistoric times, when a settlement was established not far from Standard Quay; a Roman villa (luxury farmstead) came next; and then 1,000 years later, in 1147, work began on building a huge Abbey nearby. Stone for this was imported from France through the Creek.
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2003
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 July, 2003   (more nearby)
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Friday, 8 April, 2005
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Category
Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0209 6203 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.2879N 0:53.9344E
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0205 6201
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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