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TQ4200 :: The Highway

Taken 9 years ago by Simon Carey near Newhaven/TQ4401, East Sussex, England

The Highway by Simon Carey
The Highway

Looking down towards its junction with South Coast Road, the A259, at the eastern end of Peacehaven. Now a restricted byway it was the original road to Newhaven across what was then open downland. The new route branching off to the right was added in the early 19th century when the road was turnpiked and lessened the gradient when negotiating Rushy Hill. The road is still used as an access route for the houses on Peacehaven Heights.
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Subject Grid Square TQ4200
Subject Lat/Long 50.787634,0.020947 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Newhaven/TQ4401, East Sussex, England
Photographer Simon Carey
Taken 20120706 201207 2012 (about 9 years ago)
Submitted 2012-07-07
Subject track ·
Group Rushy Hill · Highway · Peacehaven and Newhaven · Downland Avenue · Peacehaven Heights · South Coast Road ·
Term 19th century · peacehaven · byway · coast road · south coast · gradient ·

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