TQ5645 : Flood embankment

taken 12 years ago, near to Leigh, Kent, Great Britain

Flood embankment
Flood embankment
This is part of the Leigh flood barrier defences, built in 1970 to defend Tonbridge against flooding. The A21 goes over the viaduct.
Leigh Flood Barrier :: TQ5646
Built in 1981, the flood barrier was constructed near Leigh to protect Tonbridge, which had been severely affected by the flooding of 1968. During periods of high flow, the downstream flow is controlled by allowing up to 1 square mile (2.6 km2) of farmland upstream of the barrier to flood. This is an in-line storage scheme. An embankment has been built across the Medway valley to hold back the water.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright N Chadwick and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
TQ5645, 295 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 21 June, 2006
Category
Embankments   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 563 458 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.4347N 0:14.1701E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 563 459
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+


Image classification(about): Geograph (Second Visitor for TQ5645)
This page has been viewed about 111 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register