TQ6952 : Level crossing at Wateringbury

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

Level crossing at Wateringbury
Level crossing at Wateringbury
The Medway Valley Line was built in two stages by the South Eastern Railway. The first stage, opened in 1844, was from Paddock Wood following the Medway Valley to Maidstone. In 1856 the line was extended up the Medway Valley to the North Kent Line at Strood (which had opened in 1847). Wateringbury station is on the part of the line which opened first and came into use on 25th September 1844. As is quite common hereabouts, the platforms are staggered with a connecting footbridge. The level crossing gates are still moved by hand by the signalman, coming down from the signal box to carry this out. The station building is Grade II listed and regarded as one of the finest Tudor-style stations in the country, although at present it is boarded up, having closed in 1989.
This is the view from Bow Hill in the narrow stretch between Bow Bridge over the River Medway and the level crossing.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6905 5278 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.9482N 0:25.2515E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6904 5278
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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