A report on Frindsbury

Frindsbury Church from Church Green, showing behind the chalk cliffs formed by quarrying. In the far distance is Chatham, showing how closely the Medway Towns are interlinked.
Here we see how Strood the marshy place, relates to Frindsbury. The station, canal basin and all the wharves downstream of the Watermill were in Frindsbury. The steep slopes are caused by the chalk pits. Note also the undrained land between the railway, and Frindsbury Hill, and the lack of houses.
View of the south end of the barn
Frindsbury Church stood on a hill overlooking the Medway. The hill has been extensively quarried leaving the distinctive cliffs. To the left of the church is Church Green. Directly in front of it is Strood Pier and the entrance to the Strood basin. To the right is the Frindsbury Peninsula, and the Phoenix Wharf and Lower Curel's Yard.

Part of the Medway Towns conurbation in Kent, southern England.

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Frindsbury Church from Church Green, showing behind the chalk cliffs formed by quarrying. In the far distance is Chatham, showing how closely the Medway Towns are interlinked.

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Medway

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Unitary authority district and conurbation in Kent, South East England.

Unitary authority district and conurbation in Kent, South East England.

Dutch Attack on the Medway, June 1667 by Pieter Cornelisz van Soest, painted c. 1667. The captured ship is right of centre
The Chatham Naval Memorial commemorates the 18,500 officers, ranks and ratings of the Royal Navy who were lost or buried at sea in the two World Wars. It stands on the Great Lines between Chatham and Gillingham.
Chatham High Street, December 2007
Chatham Bus Interchange Station, October 2011
The Quays, Chatham Dockside, December 2009
A view of the Medway Gate development, June 2009.
A view of former The Black Lion Leisure Centre (Now Medway Park), April 2009.
The A2 crossing the Medway at Rochester on the site of the Roman crossings, the medieval crossing was to the south
Junction Two of the M2 is on the A228, just before the Medway motorway bridge. Alongside is High Speed 1. Both are seen climbing up the Nashenden Valley, towards Bluebell Hill.

Many other towns and villages such as Frindsbury and Brompton lie within the conurbation.

Frindsbury Extra

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Civil parish divided into commercial, suburban residential and rural parts on the Hoo Peninsula in Medway, a ceremonial part of Kent.

Civil parish divided into commercial, suburban residential and rural parts on the Hoo Peninsula in Medway, a ceremonial part of Kent.

On 30 September 1894, the Local Government Board confirmed an order of Kent County Council, and Frindsbury civil parish was divided into Frindsbury Intra, and Frindsbury Extra.

Arethusa Venture Centre, with figure-head, Lower Upnor.

Upnor

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Lower Upnor and Upper Upnor are two small villages in Medway, Kent, England.

Lower Upnor and Upper Upnor are two small villages in Medway, Kent, England.

Arethusa Venture Centre, with figure-head, Lower Upnor.
The Older London Stone standing in front of the fence of the Arethusa Venture Centre.
A Thames Barge sails past the depot: Upnor Castle (left), 'B' Magazine (centre), No. 5 Shell Store (right).
RE assault boat training at Upper Upnor
Former 'B' Magazine (1857) undergoing refurbishment.
Former Dry Guncotton Store (right, 1895)
Left to right: former No 3 Shell Store (1883), Mine Testing Room (1905) and Wet Guncotton Store (1895)
Left to right: Main entrance, former Filled Mine Store (1904), former Filled Shell Store (1904)

Like other parts of Frindsbury, chalk has been extracted, high quality moulding sand has been taken from a pit near the Church, and William Burgess Little built 25 five barges at his yard between 1843 and 1871.

R H Dean Greengrocery, 1 Dickens Terrace, Wainscott circa 1900

Wainscott, Kent

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Small village in Rochester, in Kent, England.

Small village in Rochester, in Kent, England.

R H Dean Greengrocery, 1 Dickens Terrace, Wainscott circa 1900

Wainscott itself is located immediately next to Frindsbury, and is surrounded by agricultural land and ancient woodlands.

High Speed 1 and the M2 form the southwestern boundary of Strood.

Strood

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Town in the unitary authority of Medway in Kent, South East England.

Town in the unitary authority of Medway in Kent, South East England.

High Speed 1 and the M2 form the southwestern boundary of Strood.
A Eurostar train passing Strood heading for the Medway Viaduct
The River Medway and its marshes in Strood, showing Strood juxtaposed with Rochester
The far end of Medway Valley Leisure Park.
The Crispin and Crispianus pub is typical of the shiplapped houses in Strood on the higher ground, On 27 March 2011 the pub was set alight.
A Strood-built road roller, standing in the grounds of the former Aveling and Porter factory in 1993
Strood Retail Park
1863 Map of Strood and Frindsbury: note the undrained land between the railway and Frindsbury Hill, the creeks behind the Civic Centre and the lack of houses.
1909 Map of Strood and Frindsbury: note the growth in houses. There is no separation between Strood and Frindsbury, an extra church in Frindsbury parish to accommodate the new houses, and note also how Jane's Creek has been developed; later this will be back filled to provide land for retail.
A British Rail Class 466 unit and a British Rail Class 395 unit at Strood railway station
The remains of Jane's Creek in 2006
Work progresses on the foundations of the first houses in the Medway Gate Housing Development.
The former Edwardian Aveling & Porter building March 2010
Grade II listed St Nicholas church, Strood
Front elevation of Strood Methodist Church
Plaque recording the use of the church as an auxiliary hospital during the Great War 1914–1918
An illustration of flowers including Columbine and larkspur by Anne Pratt

Strood began as a manor then chapelry of Frindsbury until gaining its own parish status in 1193.

Hoo Peninsula

Hoo Peninsula

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Peninsula in Kent, England, separating the estuaries of the rivers Thames and Medway.

Peninsula in Kent, England, separating the estuaries of the rivers Thames and Medway.

Hoo Peninsula
Hundred of Hoo Railway, shown with other railway lines in Kent.
A poster of the opening of the Allhallows-on-Sea branch.

Frindsbury

Shipbuilding in Frindsbury

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Frindsbury TQ744697 51.39942°N, 0.50813°W is a parish on the River Medway, on the opposite bank to Chatham Dockyard in Kent, England.

Brickfield

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Field or other open site where bricks are made.

Field or other open site where bricks are made.

Taking the parish of Frindsbury as a referenced example: about 1 ft of acidic topsoil covers about 6 ft of head, which lies on the alkaline Thanet Sands.

Isaac Charles Johnson

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British cement manufacturer, and a pioneer of the Portland cement industry.

British cement manufacturer, and a pioneer of the Portland cement industry.

Johnson left J.B. White's shortly afterwards, and, setting up his own company, established a succession of cement plants at Frindsbury, Cliffe and Greenhithe in Kent, and acquired William Aspdin's plant at Gateshead.