Underground Tunnel

We had a warning from a property in Beechway where the owner was digging a hole and in his words found the soil ‘running away from him’. This was close to where the original cellars are located.

Accessing the tunnel in 2007 with the help of the Kent Underground Research Group

Accessing the tunnel in 2007 with the help of the Kent Underground Research Group

Geoff Holland in Tunnel, April 2007

Geoff Holland in Tunnel, April 2007

Exploring the tunnel, we were able to progress the entire length of the eastern aspect of the Georgian Hall. What was the tunnel for? After much discussion, it was found that the space around the foundation walls was a ‘dry area’ to prevent damp passing through to the interior.

Exploring the underground tunnel in 2007

Roger in the Tunnel

Roger Mayo in the Tunnel

SEE A SHORT VIDEO OF THE TUNNEL EXPLORATION AT http://youtu.be/FqN0VBlZgn8

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