TQ6976 : The Ovens marker buoy . . . and the 'water-tower' at Coalhouse Point

taken 4 years ago, 3 km from Church Street, Kent, Great Britain

The Ovens marker buoy . . . and the 'water-tower' at Coalhouse Point
The Ovens marker buoy . . . and the 'water-tower' at Coalhouse Point
Overlaying the nautical chart on the OS map suggests a grid reference for this buoy of TQ 696 761.

The structure on the Essex shore-line is said to have been an early radar installation, sited here to detect low-flying, incoming enemy aircraft. In the circumstances, disguising it as a water-tower made good sense.

I have seen the 'water-tower' many a time in the past, from the Kent side of the river, and I have to admit that I'd imagined it was square in plan, a bit like a box-kite. Photos taken closer up show the structure to be hexagonal: LinkExternal link
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TQ6976, 37 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 12 October, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 17 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Docks, Harbours  Defence, Military  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6961 7610 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.5081N 0:26.3990E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6965 7607
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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