TQ7074 : Drainage dyke on Higham Marshes

taken 7 years ago, near to Church Street, Kent, Great Britain

Drainage dyke on Higham Marshes
Drainage dyke on Higham Marshes
Higham Marshes with their water-filled ditches and sheep grazing, as well as the adjacent Thames foreshore, typify the opening scenes of Great Expectations. This is not surprising as Charles Dickens lived at Gad's Hill in the Parish of Higham and his daughter Kate was married in St Mary's Church. St Mary's Churchyard has the atmosphere of the churchyard in the book where Pip's parents are buried (more so even than Cooling), and the marshes, even on a hot summer's day as here, are a lonely place. In this view the Thames embankment is on the skyline.
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TQ7074, 25 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 17 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 18 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  People, Events  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7083 7459 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.6722N 0:27.4079E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7086 7457
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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