TR3156 : Course of the East Kent Light Railway

taken 4 years ago, near to Woodnesborough, Kent, Great Britain

Course of the East Kent Light Railway
Course of the East Kent Light Railway
The photograph is taken from the level crossing of the path from Foxborough Hill to Black Lane, Sandwich (now public footpath EE226), over the East Kent Light Railway 'main line' from Eastry to Richborough Port. The line used to head towards the wooden electricity transmission pole, before bearing southwest along the course of the high tension electricity transmission line (along the line of pylons). There is now no trace of the line here, save for a simple crossing over the ditch TR3156 : Former level crossing over East Kent Light Railway.
East Kent Light Railway :: TR2953

The East Kent Light Railway was part of the Colonel Stephens group of cheaply-built rural light railways in England. Holman Fred Stephens was engineer from its inception, subsequently becoming director and manager. The line ran from Shepherdswell to Wingham (Canterbury Road) Station with a branch from Eastry through Poison Cross to Richboro Port.

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Public footpath EE226 Foxborough Hill to Sandwich bypass

A public footpath which runs generally north-east from Foxborough Farm on Foxborough Hill, just south of Woodnesborough, to terminate on the Sandwich bypass, at a junction with bridleway ES8A and ES511A. The path follows long-established field boundaries or drains, and intersects with public footpath EE225 to Church Street, Woodnesborough. It was formerly part of a longer, direct path to Sandwich, which still exists beyond the bypass as public bridleway ES8. A further public footpath crossed from the Old Rope Works on the Sandwich Road to Felderland Farm, but this was extinguished in 1951. The East Kent Light Railway Link crossed the path near the bypass (the electricity transmission line follows a similar alignment), but there is now virtually no trace of it save for a simple bridge over the adjacent ditch.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Thursday, 22 September, 2016
Geographical Context
Paths  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Railways 
Former (from Tags)
Level Crossing 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3174 5662 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.6964N 1:19.2122E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3174 5667
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Electricity Pylon  Public Footpath  East Kent Light Railway  Arable Field  Mineral Railway 

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