TQ9485 : Shoebury boom

taken 9 years ago, near to Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, England

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Shoebury boom
Shoebury boom
A post-war structure, formerly much longer than its current 2 km, intended to defend the Thames against hostile shipping. It replaced an earlier parallel boom. There was a similar boom extending from the Kent shore, together they restricted shipping to a more easily defended gap. Listed as an Ancient Monument.

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This photo is linked from: Articles: · Images shortlisted for POTY, 2015 Galleries: · Tweeted from @geograph_bi in August 2015 Automatic Clusters: · Shoebury Boom [10] Title Clusters: · Shoebury boom [6] ·
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TQ9485, 92 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Robin Webster   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 11 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 11 August, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9493 8513 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.8851N 0:48.5391E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 94672 85285
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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