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Offline dingo4638

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Re: Monument on the Medway half way between New Hythe and Snodland.
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2016, 15:24:29 »
This is the Hawkwood Stone and it does indeed mark the western boundary of the Rochester Fishery, the eastern boundary being Sheerness.

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Re: Monument on the Medway half way between New Hythe and Snodland.
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2016, 16:45:38 »
Thank you for your replies.Much appreciated.
Ted

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Re: Monument on the Medway half way between New Hythe and Snodland.
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2016, 15:11:11 »
Stone marked "God Bless the City of Rochester"

Mayoralty stone erected in 1799

All according to inscription on old OS maps, viewed on NLS site (sorry my attempt at a link didn't work)

Your map link: http://maps.nls.uk/view/103200907
(and zoom in by double-clicking the point you want)

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Re: Monument on the Medway half way between New Hythe and Snodland.
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2016, 12:17:40 »
Only a guess,but is it a marker for the upper extent of the Rochester Fishery? Similar the one at Upnor marking the lower limit?

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Re: Monument on the Medway half way between New Hythe and Snodland.
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2016, 12:10:14 »
Stone marked "God Bless the City of Rochester"

Mayoralty stone erected in 1799

All according to inscription on old OS maps, viewed on NLS site (sorry my attempt at a link didn't work)
Illegitimus nil carborundum

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Re: Monument on the Medway half way between New Hythe and Snodland.
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2016, 11:45:10 »
Ted Ingham,
It seems to be Burham Cement and Brickworks behind the monument but what it commemorates I have no idea.
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Monument on the Medway half way between New Hythe and Snodland.
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2016, 11:33:38 »
First of all apologies if this is in the wrong section but I did think it was an oddity due to its location.
I am editing my latest video of a trip I made in the boat from Sheerness to Aylesford. Owing to the amount of weed and branches in the river
as we approached Aylesford we decided to turn around before the bridge.
About a 1/4 mile past the Priory I noticed the monument on the east bank but was unable to get close.
I have done some research but have failed to find what it commemorates.
Would be grateful for any information and also what the industrial buildings are behind it.

 

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