Address is taken from a point 5301 yards away.
Places of interest within 1 mile and to which this is the nearest place: Mainline railway stations (3 miles and 4½ furlongs away); Aliance and Leicester cashpoints (ATM machines) (4 miles and 3 furlongs away)
|River Thames (tidal section below the flood barrier)|
|Isle of Grain||1 mile, 1¼ furlongs|
|Thames - Benfleet Creek Junction||3 miles, 6½ furlongs|
|Canvey Island||8 miles|
|Thames - Vange Creek Junction||9 miles, 6½ furlongs|
|London Gateway||12 miles, 7½ furlongs|
|River Medway (Tidal section)|
|Mouth of Swale and Queensborough Pier||2 miles, 5¼ furlongs|
|Isle of Grain Oil Refinery||4 miles, 1¾ furlongs|
|Brompton and Gillingham||8 miles, 4 furlongs|
|Medway - Thames-Medway Juncton||13 miles, ½ furlongs|
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Wikipedia has a page about Sheerness
Sheerness is a town beside the mouth of the River Medway on the north-west corner of the Isle of Sheppey in north Kent, England. With a population of 12,000 it is the largest town on the island.
Sheerness began as a fort built in the 16th century to protect the River Medway from naval invasion. In 1665 plans were first laid by the Navy Board for Sheerness Dockyard, a facility where warships might be provisioned and repaired. The site was favoured by Samuel Pepys, then Clerk of the Acts of the navy, for shipbuilding over Chatham inland. After the raid on the Medway in 1667, the older fortification was strengthened; in 1669 a Royal Navy dockyard was established in the town, where warships were stocked and repaired until its closure in 1960.
Beginning with the construction of a pier and a promenade in the 19th century, Sheerness acquired the added attractions of a seaside resort. Industry retains its important place in the town and the Port of Sheerness is one of the United Kingdom's leading car and fresh produce importers. The town is the site of one of the UK's first co-operative societies and also of the world's first multi-storey buildings with a rigid metal frame.