TQ6447 : East Lock, River Medway near Tonbridge

taken 6 years ago, near to Golden Green, Kent, Great Britain

East Lock, River Medway near Tonbridge
East Lock, River Medway near Tonbridge
East Lock is one of a series enabling boats to navigate this stretch of the River Medway. This view looks west (upstream) from a footbridge over the lock.
River Medway
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 2 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Flat landscapes  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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River (from Tags)
River Medway  Medway 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6417 4729 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:12.0743N 0:20.9092E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6419 4729
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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