TR3156 : Path to Sandwich bypass

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

Path to Sandwich bypass
Path to Sandwich bypass
Public footpath EE226 from Foxborough Hill to the Sandwich bypass nears the end of a stretch of hedge before running along the north side of a ditch. The wooden electricity transmission pole ahead marks the site of the former level crossing over the East Kent Light railway: TR3156 : Former level crossing over East Kent Light Railway.
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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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.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 22 September, 2016
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Paths  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Path 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3174 5667 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.7233N 1:19.2141E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3164 5660
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Wooden Electricity Pole  Public Footpath  East Kent Light Railway  Arable Field  Headland Path 

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