TR0261 : Entrance to Iron Wharf boatyard

taken 3 years ago, near to Faversham, Kent, Great Britain

Entrance to Iron Wharf boatyard
Entrance to Iron Wharf boatyard
The line of the hedge to the left of the road (and possibly the road also) marks the route of the former Faversham Quay Railway. It branched off from the main railway line just to the east of Faversham railway station. It was a freight only line that opened in April 1860 and closed in 1964. Amongst the businesses it served was the United Fertilizer Company Ltd warehouse situated on the bank of Chambers Wharf. Today, it is known as Oyster Bay House. This is a grade II listed building that was built around 1843. It was originally used as a warehouse for storing hops prior to them being transported to London by barge, after which it was used by the United Fertilizer Company Ltd and the original signage can still be seen on both sides of the building. In the early 1990s, it was restored to provide accommodation over four floors with the ground floor being used as an office and the upper floors as living accommodation. This is the east side of the TR0262 : Former United Fertilizer Company Ltd warehouse, Chambers Wharf. It seems fitting that there is a collection of old railway wagons nearby.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 1 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0233 6176 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.1373N 0:54.1316E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0233 6174
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