TQ9363 : Tonge Pond and Mill

near to Bapchild, Kent, Great Britain

Tonge Pond and Mill
Tonge Pond and Mill
The pond originally formed part of a defensive moat for Hengist's castle. The story goes that around 450CE Vortigern, King of Britain, granted the Saxon, Hengist as much land as he could cover with an ox hide. So Hengist cut the hide into thong and encircled 80 acres with it. Tonge is part of that 80 acres and the name is a corruption of thong. A mill has certainly stood here since the Domesday Book although the current building dates back to 1837.
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Saturday, 30 April, 2005   (more nearby)
Sunday, 1 May, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 933 636 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:20.3266N 0:46.4785E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 933 635
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