SP2092 : Canton Lane, Hams Hall

taken 9 years ago, near to Lea Marston, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Canton Lane, Hams Hall
Canton Lane, Hams Hall
Two of a convoy of five lorries parked in Canton Lane on the north side of the National Distribution Park near Coleshill, North Warwickshire. The park was developed in the 1990s on the site of the Hams Hall power stations, which were themselves built on the Hams Hall estate by Birmingham Corporation, beginning in the 1920s. It was (and still is) a strategic location close to a railway and the River Tame (and today the M6 and the M42). Apart from the sky it is an entirely man-made landscape: even the plants are cloned. The evergreen oak, centre, is one of the few surviving trees from 1,000 hectares of parkland. Early OS maps show the 18th century house at SP 205922, out of shot, left. The steam rises from a factory that makes lightweight concrete blocks. It is probable that it was sited here to use the pulverised fuel ash from the power stations.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 23 February, 2009
Category
Road > Access road   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 206 922 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.6748N 1:41.8140W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 208 921
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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