TQ9267 : The wharf, Job's Hole

taken 3 years ago, 3 km from Kemsley, Kent, Great Britain

The wharf, Job's Hole
The wharf, Job's Hole
The wharf at Elmley cement works, which were closed early in the C20. The works were also known as Turkey cement works. Chalk was brought in by barge, as at that time, Elmley was an island, with no road connection to the Isle of Sheppey, let alone the mainland. In addition to the cement works, there were rows of workmen's cottages, and a pub (the Globe), but only rubble remains, almost all of it decaying concrete rather than brick. The track to Elmley Farm (now a footpath and bridleway) still passes the site of a church and schoolhouse which served this small industrial community and the farm holdings on the island. The 1908 OS County Series map gives this locality the name Job's Hole, but as the works had already closed by then, and the name does not appear on earlier or later maps, it may be unreliable.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 5 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Friday, 8 June, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands  Derelict, Disused  Industry  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9264 6779 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.5884N 0:45.9945E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9257 6781
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Barge (Derelict) 

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