SP9712 : Old Iron Gate onto Meadow at Ashridge

taken 10 years ago, near to Aldbury, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Old Iron Gate onto Meadow at Ashridge
Old Iron Gate onto Meadow at Ashridge
In 1866 Lord Brownlow, of Ashridge House, decided to enclose Berkhamsted Common. Augustus Smith decided this was an unacceptable breach of ancient rights and recruited a miniature army of Cockney "toughs" and Irish labourers and chartered a special train to convey them from Euston to Tring in the dead of night. They marched to the new iron fence and demolished it. This iron gate is said to be from that time.
The Ashridge National Trust Estate :: SP9713
The Ashridge Estate covers a wide area of the Chiltern Hills on the Hertfordshire Buckinghamshire border, which provides open access to large woods and open grassland. There are many footpaths and bridleways - including part of the Ridgeway – and wonderful opportunities to observe wild life – including deer.
The Estate Office, Visitor Centre and Café are close to the Bridgewater Monument on Moneybury Hill, above the village of Aldbury.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 7 March, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 971 126 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.2382N 0:35.5365W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 971 125
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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