Folkestone services

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Stop 24 Services
Stop 24 Services - geograph.org.uk - 1710509.jpg
Folkestone services is located in Kent
Folkestone services
Folkestone services (Kent)
Information
County: Kent
Road: M20
Coordinates: 51°05′42″N 1°02′42″E / 51.095°N 1.045°E / 51.095; 1.045Coordinates: 51°05′42″N 1°02′42″E / 51.095°N 1.045°E / 51.095; 1.045
Date opened: 2007

Stop 24 services is a motorway service station on the M20 motorway at Westenhanger, seven miles from Folkestone in Kent. They are the second to be built on the motorway and were opened in 2007.

The services are found off Junction 11. They contain a petrol station, parking for both cars and lorries, a number of shops including W H Smith, and a foreign exchange facility called Xchange.

A lorry park with 82 parking spaces and customs clearance facilities provided by Channel Ports Ltd has operated on the site since 2011.[1]

History[edit]

Junctions 10 to 13 of the M20 motorway were opened in 1981.[2] Prior to the construction of the services, the proposed site was subjected to an archaeological investigation. This was because the area was close to known archaeological sites. Shards of pottery dating from the 1st–4th centuries were discovered and there may have been a Roman settlement between the current site of the services and line of the nearby Roman road from Lympne to Canterbury.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Stop 24 Folkestone services has no on-site hotel. The closest is located at Roadchef Maidstone services.

Restaurants[edit]

  • Burger 100
  • Subway
  • KFC
  • Real cafe co.
  • Chopstix noodle bar.

Petrol station[edit]

The Petrol station at stop 24 is a shell station.

Other Facilities[edit]

  • WHSmith
  • Bureau de Change
  • Showers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Channel Ports - Home". Channel Ports Ltd. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  2. ^ M20/M26/A20(London - Dover): Strategic development – Description of route, Highways Agency, retrieved 2009-09-05
  3. ^ Stevens, S (1994), Archaeological Evaluation of Land Adjacent to Hillhurst Farm, Westenhanger, Hythe, Kent (TR 132372) (Project No. 1994/126), Ditchling: South Eastern Archaeological Services

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