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Offline conan

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Re: Queenborough
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2016, 19:48:20 »
I noticed that the pictures that started this thread have disappeared (due to a change in photo hosting site) so here they are again







Also a few extra ones











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Offline HERB COLLECTOR

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Re: Queenborough
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2015, 21:29:46 »
English Heritage.

Queenborough, Isle of Sheppey, Kent.
Historic Area Appraisal.
Susie Barson, Jonathan Clarke, Geraint Franklin and Joanna Smith.
Research Department Report Series No. 39/2006  ISSN 1749-8775. 2006.

Available online @ http://services.english-heritage.org.uk/ResearchReportsPdfs/039_2006WEB.pdf

A large pdf file. 5.2 MB. 189 page report with appendix, sources and references. An extensive account of Queenborough's heritage with plenty of photos, maps and drawings.



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Re: Queenborough
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2013, 14:24:26 »
Kyn's 1914 map (posted 7 Jul 2013) shows Queenborough at a much earlier date (compare it with the 1899 map posted by Kyn on 18 Jan 2013). Do you have any further details about this map? It looks as though it might be a sea chart (look at all the depths marked on the left, and the landmarks like "tallest chimney",  while most of the land detail is incomplete (for example there's a crane marked on the seawall just N of the hard, but no info that this is Crundle's Wharf and there's no tramway serving it, see the 1899 map). It might be mid-19th c. with some updates.

1. The High St (the long built-up street with the church): there are still several unbuilt plots along the street (cf. the 1899 map).

2. North Road (parallel to and immediately N of the High St): no buildings whatsoever. (cf 1899).

3. The E end of the High St, sharp Y junction with North Rd, no buildings at all. No Castle St (immediately NE of this junction). No Ebenezer Chapel (N corner of North Rd and Casle St). The school (NE corner of North Road and Castle St, strictly speaking this is Railway Terrace extending SSE from the E end of the High St), first school building only (date 1876? The 1899 map shows the extended school buildings).

4. Railway Terrace (running SSE from E end of the High St): no buildings at all (cf 1899).

5. Main Rd (running E from Railway Terrace, passing the castle mound and the railway and continuing to the right edge): no buildings at all. Just E of the railway beside the "y" of "tallest chimney", an unidentified square formation, shown on older maps as an ancient camp (the 1899 map shows the site, with newly built Harold St across it). The 1914 map doesn't show the Sheppey Light Railway running from the station to the top right corner (see 1899 map).

Etc. Etc.

6. One last point. Starting at W end of the High St by The Hard, just to the S there's an unidentified factory with marked chimney; this is the Glue and Chemical Works (see 1899 map). Across the creek from here, the 1914 map shows "Building in progress". The 1899 map shows this building complete.


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Re: Queenborough
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2013, 19:36:06 »
1914

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Re: Queenborough
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 17:52:40 »
Some photos from July 1990, also from the church tower:

Looking more directly E than Conan's bottom photo. The backs between High Street and North Road, with the school in the centre. Then Queenborough Corner in the distance, Barrows Hill top left. Conan's bottom photo is immediately right of this view.


Looking more SW than Conan's top photo. Across the mouth of the creek towards Rushenden Hill, demolition work at the site of the old glue works. Conan's top photo is immediately right of this view.


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Re: Queenborough
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 16:40:50 »
Some thoughts on the dating, agreeing with Kyn's choice of map (1899).

Top photo: looking along the backs of the N side of the High Street, so slightly S of W. The southern end of Deadmans Island (as we knew it, but this southern end opposite The Hard strictly isn't Deadmans). Far left horizon - Rushenden spit, fuzzy but probably no coalwasher yet.

Middle photo: looking NW towards the Flushing Pier, across Queenborough Green (see map). A chimney to the right of the pier - 1899 and 1909 maps show a dairy there (beyond the top of Kyn's map that doesn't reach to the pier). Left edge, a large shed, presumably part of Crundle's timber business, shown on 1899 and 1909 maps. Whiteway Rd crossing the photo from left to right, and cutting it at an angle is the tramway to Crundle's wharf (see Kyn's map 1899).

Bottom photo: looking SE across the High Street. The arched facade (seen from behind) must be the cinema - opened in 1912 according to another thread here, but in a converted Georgian building, so possibly no help. The open ground to the right is the saltings S of the creek. The houses top left are the backs of Railway Terrace,  so the chimneys are presumably the cement works (around 1900). The only water in this direction is the creek, so the open water to the right of the cement works must be the lagoon seen on the map S of the cement works. Finally on the horizon far right, beyond the lagoon, a large square building. The map shows a copper works, roughly where the sheet glass works came later, so again around 1900.

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Re: Queenborough
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 14:18:18 »
1899


Offline conan

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Queenborough
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011, 23:19:59 »
Three great photos It would be nice to get some modern comparison shots





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