TQ5071 : Remains of the Faesten Dic, Joydens Wood

taken 5 years ago, near to Coldblow, Bexley, Great Britain

Remains of the Faesten Dic, Joydens Wood
Remains of the Faesten Dic, Joydens Wood
What may once have been an impressive earthwork of ditch and bank is now only evident as a shallow depression in the woods. It marked the boundary of Kent in Anglo-Saxon times, although the present county boundary between London and Kent is a little further west.
Joydens Wood
A Woodland Trust site in Dartford borough, opened to the public in 1988. Close to the A2 and A20 trunk roads,this remains a natural ancient woodland and contains visible remains of the ancient "Faesten Dic" (strong dyke), an Anglo-Saxon (or possibly older) defensive ditch. It is approximately 130 hectares in area and contains many tracks and paths; the main tracks are open to horses and cyclists.
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TQ5071, 27 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 November, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 2 November, 2014
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5015 7150 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.3577N 0:9.4892E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5016 7147
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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