Lydd-on-Sea

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Lydd-on-Sea
Lydd-on-Sea beach, Kent, UK.jpg
Lydd-on-Sea beach
Lydd-on-Sea is located in Kent
Lydd-on-Sea
Lydd-on-Sea
 Lydd-on-Sea shown within Kent
District Shepway
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Romney Marsh
Postcode district TN29
Dialling code 01797
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Folkestone and Hythe
List of places
UK
England
Kent

Coordinates: 50°56′46″N 0°57′50″E / 50.946°N 0.964°E / 50.946; 0.964

Lydd-on-Sea is a modern village, mostly built after World War II, which consists mainly of bungalows built along the Dungeness coastal road south of Greatstone, Kent, England. The Southern Railway opened a railway station here in 1937 but was closed in 1967. Lydd-on-Sea is part of the ecclesiastical parish of Lydd, now several miles distant, which once had access to the sea.

An island in a lake (created by gravel extraction) slightly to the northwest of Lydd-on-Sea is the site of a collection of sound mirrors designed by Dr William Sansome Tucker, to detect the approach of enemy aircraft, in the years before radar had been developed.

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