TQ7670 : Houses, St. Mary's Island, Chatham

taken 8 years ago, near to Lower Upnor, Medway, Great Britain

Houses, St. Mary's Island, Chatham
Houses, St. Mary's Island, Chatham
A crescent of recently-built houses on St. Mary's Island, Chatham.

This image was taken on a September day, in the late afternoon when shadows were lengthening. The houses face progressively more to the east, the further to the left of the image they are. Although the side of the house to the left is still sunlit, the front is now in shadow. The fronts of the other houses, which face progressively more to the south, are still in sun.
St Mary's Island, Chatham

St Mary's Island, is part of the Chatham Maritime development area in Medway, Kent. Once part of the Royal Dockyard, Chatham, the area had consisted of a mixture of sports fields and warehousing during the later years of the Royal Navy's time in occupation. It is locally believed that, during the Napoleonic Wars, St. Mary's Island was used as a burial ground for the French POW's who died on the prison hulks moored in the Medway.
In the late 1990s, government agency English Partnerships and housing developer Countryside, came together to build homes on the island, under the development name Countryside Maritime. In due course, some parcels of land were allowed to be developed by other builders, including Redrow.
As well as several hundred new homes, there is a primary school (recently expanded), a community centre, a doctor's surgery and a late night pharmacy. There is extensive open space between housing parcels, as well as sports fields and play areas.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 8 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Place (from Tags)
Chatham Dockyard  Chatham 
County (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7669 7036 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.2846N 0:32.3356E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7669 7033
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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New Housing  New Houses  Modern Housing  Modern Houses  Modern Detached Houses  Housing Development  New Housing Development 

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