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East Ashford Union Workhouse reservoir - Nov 2013

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November 2013

This was a quick visit with little time available, which was handy as the place is tiny.

All that I have managed to find out about this place is that it was a reservoir built to service the East Ashford Union Workhouse.

In 1837, the East Ashford Union erected a workhouse on the west side of Kennington Road in Ashford. It was designed to accommodate 350 inmates and the architect was John Whichcord of Maidstone whose plan was based on Sir Francis Head's model courtyard design.

Sorry about the picture quality.



Ash res by dualster, on Flickr

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Ash res (2) by dualster, on Flickr

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Ash res (1) by dualster, on Flickr

 
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Interesting little bit of undergroundness, I've never seen this before. Shame about the pile of rubbish but looks good still, nice share :)

Could you add a month and year to the title please ;)

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Interesting little bit of undergroundness, I've never seen this before. Shame about the pile of rubbish but looks good still, nice share :) Could you add a month and year to the title please ;)

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Done sorry :)

No one had been in there for years, time was short as we had to dig down to the manhole cover first to find it. All the stuff in there, the pile, has dropped down one of the vent hole over the years. I am surprised its not been done before as its easy to find.

 

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Cheers :) I never thought of looking for a reservoir at the hospital, given me a few ideas now though ;)

 

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Oh that is nice, and one I've never seen either, thanks for sharing :)

 

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Thats cool as never seen or heard of the place which is always good.

Thanks for sharing (y)

 
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