TQ5467 : Cattle screen across the River Darent at Farningham

near to Farningham, Kent, Great Britain

Cattle screen across the River Darent at Farningham
Cattle screen across the River Darent at Farningham
This structure was at one time thought to be a folly or the remains of the north side of a medieval bridge, but is now considered in all probability to be a cattle screen. This would have been built to prevent cattle from wandering downstream when crossing the ford located where the bridge is now. It is thought to have been built between 1740 and 1770, and is the only one in the country to have been constructed in such an ornate manner. This was possibly because the owner of Farningham Manor wanted travellers through Farningham to appreciate how wealthy he was.
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2012
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 October, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 5 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5462 6704 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.8813N 0:13.2270E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5461 6703
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