TQ9324 : The disused Iden Lock

taken 3 years ago, near to Iden, East Sussex, Great Britain

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The disused Iden Lock
The disused Iden Lock
Iden Lock was built in 1808 to link the Royal Military Canal with the River Rother and the sea. On 18th November 1808 a great storm was battering the coast at Hythe and after the sea defences were breached a wave of water was heading for the newly-constructed Iden Lock. The lock keeper was warned just in time, opening the gates and allowing the water to pour into the River Rother without damaging the lock.

The story of this can be seen on a notice next to the lock - see LinkExternal link Iden Lock is now disused and navigation through it is no longer possible. This view looks beyond the lock to the Royal Military Canal on its way to Appledore.
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Date Taken
Monday, 25 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 1 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  People, Events  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9366 2445 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:59.2122N 0:45.4723E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9364 2443
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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