TQ7159 : New Hythe station

taken 6 years ago, near to New Hythe, Kent, Great Britain

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New Hythe station
New Hythe station
The Medway Valley Line was built in two stages by the South Eastern Railway. The first stage opened in 1844 was from Paddock Wood following the Medway Valley to Maidstone. In 1856 the line was extended up the Medway Valley to the North Kent Line at Strood (which had opened in 1847). However, no trains called at New Hythe until 9th December 1929, when New Hythe Halt, a timber-built halt, was opened to serve the huge paper mill complex which had been established beside the line. The present, more substantial station on the northbound platform was constructed in 1936, but was closed in September 1989 and subsequently became derelict. This is the view from the Tonbridge-bound platform looking towards Tonbridge. Some of the paper mills can be seen in the distance, but there also seems to have been much demolition of the old mills near the station.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 23 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 26 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7131 5971 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.6432N 0:27.3918E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7127 5979
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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