TR1856 : The Unicorn, Bekesbourne Hill

near to Bekesbourne, Kent, Great Britain

The Unicorn, Bekesbourne Hill
The Unicorn, Bekesbourne Hill
Bekesbourne is a village near Canterbury. The village has a church, St Peter's Parish Church which has a Norman doorway, a 13th century chancel and the first recorded example of brick mathematical tiles.
Bekesbourne railway station, located at Bekesbourne Hill, serves the area, on the Chatham Mainline between Canterbury East and Dover Priory railway stations.
Bekesbourne was the site of an aerodrome, built during World War I, and which thrived as the home of the Kent Flying Club until World War II, when it was closed. One large hangar remained. It was severely damaged by and rebuilt after the hurricane of 1987. It was then demolished in the early 1990s and the site developed with 10 large detached houses. The road on which they are situated was named De Havilland of Aerodrome Rd.

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2012
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Sunday, 8 January, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 8 April, 2012
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Sport, Leisure  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1891 5613 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.7365N 1:8.1787E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1889 5614
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