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Offline davpott

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Re: Sheldwych Chalkwell
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2016, 20:27:25 »
Thanks Biggles.

I thought it looked familiar when I saw it on tv last night.

AdrianPearce

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Re: Sheldwych Chalkwell
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2016, 22:11:33 »
It was shown on the BBC TV show "Secret Britain" tonight. But take the claim of it being under the cricket ground with a pinch of salt !

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Re: Sheldwych Chalkwell
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2016, 11:05:52 »
Thanks, Biggles

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Re: Sheldwych Chalkwell
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2016, 15:37:21 »
Almost certainly late 17th century. There was a write up of the site in the Kent Archaeological Society Journal last year.

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Re: Sheldwych Chalkwell
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 10:20:50 »
Stone age dene hole?

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Sheldwych Chalkwell
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 02:50:51 »
There is a chalkwell in Sheldwych where the shaft is accessed via a lid in the front path of a house. Below the 3 chambers are in good condition.

 

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