River Medway :: Shared Description

The 70 mile long river starts at Turners Hill, at the West Sussex border, and through Kent to meet the Thames Estuary. It travels through many major towns, including Tonbridge, Maidstone, Strood and Rochester. The river has many locks from Tonbridge to Allington, where the river becomes tidal. Boats can navigate the river up to Tonbridge. At Yalding there is a short diversion along the Hampstead Road Canal, whilst the river goes over sluices and below the Tywford Bridge.
After floods devastated Tonbridge in 1968 a substantial flood barrier was built in 1981 on the Medway at nearby Leigh, to protect the town.
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TQ6147 : Footbridge over a drainage channel, near Tonbridge by Malc McDonald
TQ5038 : River Medway flowing downstream by David Anstiss
TQ5946 : Rowing boats on The Medway by Oast House Archive
TQ7267 : River Medway Panorama (3) by David Anstiss
TQ6447 : East Lock by Oast House Archive
TQ6147 : The River Medway through The Roughs by David Anstiss
TQ7568 : River Medway Panorama near Chatham by David Anstiss
TQ7162 : Old Wharf of Wouldham Cement Works by David Anstiss
TQ7570 : Boats on the River Medway by Oast House Archive
TQ5341 : River Medway  flowing towards Penshurst by David Anstiss
TQ7469 : Russian Submarine in the fog by David Anstiss
TQ6447 : East Lock, River Medway near Tonbridge by Malc McDonald
TQ7468 : Limehouse Reach in River Medway by David Anstiss
TQ7353 : River Medway at East Farleigh by Oast House Archive
TQ7869 : Boats near Medway Cruising Club by David Anstiss
TQ8475 : Duckhunter in Stoke Saltings by David Anstiss
TQ7670 : River Medway by Oast House Archive
TQ8068 : Saxon Shore Way near Gillingham by Malc McDonald
TQ6949 : The Anchor Inn by the Hampstead Road Canal by Oast House Archive
TQ7671 : Boats on the River Medway at Lower Upnor by Oast House Archive
TQ5242 : Pillbox overlooking the River Medway by David Anstiss
TQ5746 : River Medway seen from Lucifer Bridge (2) by David Anstiss
TQ7568 : By The Medway by Oast House Archive
TQ5444 : River Medway looking up stream by David Anstiss
TQ7555 : Kentish Lady on the River Medway, Maidstone by David Anstiss

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Created: Tue, 17 Nov 2009, Updated: Sun, 1 Apr 2012

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