TR0433 : Royal Military Canal near Bilsington

taken 4 years ago, near to Bilsington, Kent, Great Britain

Royal Military Canal near Bilsington
Royal Military Canal near Bilsington
The Royal Military Canal was built between 1804 and 1809 as a response to the threat of a Napoleonic invasion. At its peak there were 1,500 men working on the canal. The canal was dug entirely by hand, using picks and shovels and the soil was carried away in wheelbarrows. It runs for 28 miles between Seabrook near Folkestone and Cliff End near Hastings, and follows the old cliff line bordering Romney Marsh. Although it was never called into action, the canal was fortified with concrete pillboxes during the early stages of the Second World War, when a German invasion was looking likely. Its other original purpose was to act as a major drainage system for the winter, and a reservoir for the summer and so greatly improve conditions on Romney Marsh. It still does this today.
This is the view from where New Church Road crosses over the canal. The Royal Military Canal Path follows the left hand bank.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 10 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0425 3390 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.0848N 0:54.8324E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0409 3387
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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