TR0032 : Royal Military Canal

taken 7 years ago, near to Hamstreet, Kent, Great Britain

Royal Military Canal
Royal Military Canal
Much of the canal is a series of straights with a double bend every third of a mile. This was so a gun could be placed on the bend an attach the enemy trying to proceed up it. The canal bends to the right at the end of this straight.
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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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 July, 2010
Geographical Context
Canals 
Primary Subject of Photo
Canal 
Category
Canal   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 004 324 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.3886N 0:51.5604E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 003 324
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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