Stop 24 services

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Stop 24 Services
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Stop 24 services is located in Kent
Stop 24 services
Stop 24 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 near 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 at Westenhanger. They contain a petrol station, parking for both cars and lorries, and a number of shops including W H Smith a foreign exchange facility called Xchange. Now open is the lorry park with 82 parking spaces and customs clearance facilities provided by ChannelPorts Ltd see: http://www.channelports.co.uk/ and Harbour Shipping Limited see: http://www.harbourshipping.co.uk/

History[edit]

Junctions 10 to 13 of the M20 motorway were opened in 1981.[1] 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ M20/M26/A20(London - Dover): Strategic development – Description of route, Highways Agency, retrieved 2009-09-05 
  2. ^ 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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