TQ7458 : Allington Sluice

taken 7 years ago, near to Sandling, Kent, Great Britain

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Allington Sluice
Allington Sluice
Allington Lock and Sluices
Allington Lock is the tidal limit of the River Medway. The first lock was built in the 1790s, this was enlarged in 1881. The present lock dates from 1939 and is managed by the Environment Agency. The lock is only useable for 5 hours around high tide.
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River Medway
The River Medway is 70 miles long and flows almost entirely within Kent. It rises in Ashdown Forest and joins the Thames near Chatham. Apart from the Thames it has the largest catchment area in southern England. The river is navigable as far as Tonbridge by large craft and as far as Penshurst by small craft. There are 11 locks on the river, between Allington and Tonbridge. The river is tidal to Allington Lock. The River divides Kent in two, those born west of the river are known as Kentish Men, whilst those born east of the river are Men of Kent. The river was used as a line of defence against possible invasion during WWII.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7483 5815 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.7382N 0:30.3731E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7480 5819
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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