TQ9529 : The main street, Appledore, Kent

taken 13 years ago, near to Appledore, Kent, Great Britain

The main street, Appledore, Kent
The main street, Appledore, Kent
Appledore is situated at the foot of the rising ground on the edge of Romney Marsh. Until the 13th century the River Rother used to flow into the sea at this point. The presence of the marsh made Appledore a somewhat less than pleasant place to live, a problem that was solved by the building of the Royal Military Canal, which helped to drain the marshland. The wide street was intended to accommodate the weekly market and an annual fair, granted to the village in 1359 by King Edward III. These continued to be held until the end of the 19th century.

In 1380 the French sailed to Appledore and burned and pillaged the village, gutting the church. The church was subsequently rebuilt and enlarged.
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TQ9529, 160 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 June, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 August, 2005
Category
Village > Village   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9568 2929 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:1.7795N 0:47.3534E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9570 2925
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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