TR3156 : Former level crossing over East Kent Light Railway

taken 1 year ago, near to Woodnesborough, Kent, Great Britain

Former level crossing over East Kent Light Railway
Former level crossing over East Kent Light Railway
Public footpath EE226 runs along the north side of a ditch dividing two arable fields. Just ahead, by the electricity transmission pole, is a roughly built bridge over the ditch, which formerly carried the East Kent Light Railway branch to Richborough: there is now no other trace of the railway in the vicinity.
Public footpath EE226 Foxborough Hill to Sandwich bypass
A public footpath which runs generally north-east from Foxborough Farm on Foxborough Hill, just south of Woodnesborough, to terminate on the Sandwich bypass, at a junction with bridleway ES8A and ES511A. The path follows long-established field boundaries or drains, and intersects with public footpath EE225 to Church Street, Woodnesborough. It was formerly part of a longer, direct path to Sandwich, which still exists beyond the bypass as public bridleway ES8. A further public footpath crossed from the Old Rope Works on the Sandwich Road to Felderland Farm, but this was extinguished in 1951. The East Kent Light Railway LinkExternal link crossed the path near the bypass (the electricity transmission line follows a similar alignment), but there is now virtually no trace of it save for a simple bridge over the adjacent ditch.
East Kent Light Railway :: TR2953
The East Kent Light Railway was part of the Colonel Stephens group of cheaply-built rural light railways in England. Holman Fred Stephens was engineer from its inception, subsequently becoming director and manager. The line ran from Shepherdswell to Wingham (Canterbury Road) Station with a branch from Eastry through Poison Cross to Richboro Port.

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TR3156, 46 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 September, 2016
Geographical Context
Paths  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Railways 
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Path 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3174 5667 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.7233N 1:19.2141E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3176 5669
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Public Footpath  Arable Field  Headland Path  East Kent Light Railway  Old Railway Bridge 

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