TQ7458 : Narrowboats on the River Medway

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

Narrowboats on the River Medway
Narrowboats on the River Medway
River Medway
The River Medway is 70 miles long and flows almost entirely within Kent. It rises in Ashdown Forest and joins the Thames near Chatham. Apart from the Thames it has the largest catchment area in southern England. The river is navigable as far as Tonbridge by large craft and as far as Penshurst by small craft. There are 11 locks on the river, between Allington and Tonbridge. The river is tidal to Allington Lock. The River divides Kent in two, those born west of the river are known as Kentish Men, whilst those born east of the river are Men of Kent. The river was used as a line of defence against possible invasion during WWII.
Narrowboats
A Narrowboat is a long thin boat, designed to fit the canals of England and Wales. They were 7 feet (2.1 metres) wide, and up to 70 feet (21 metres) in length, the maximum that will fit in a standard lock.

In the 18th century before the age of steam railways and the internal combustion engines, the canals were one of the key systems of transporting goods around the country. The boats were towed by a shire horse walking along the tow-path. Of course boats today are powered by diesel engines.

Most narrowboats today are used for holidays & leisure cruising, and some are used as homes.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 31 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7443 5818 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.7617N 0:30.0301E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7444 5820
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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