NZ1602 : The Old Racecourse

taken 9 years ago, near to Richmond, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

The Old Racecourse
The Old Racecourse
Horse racing on Low Moor dates from the seventeenth century. As a racecourse it was abandoned in 1891 as the bends were too tight for the modern racehorses being selectively bred. It is now Open Access Land comprising rough grassland and is still used for exercising horses.

The Old Grandstand was built in 1775 by public subscription and designed by John Carr, perhaps better known for his Grandstand at York. It had a colonnaded first lower storey and an upper storey with glazed doors opening onto a balcony which commanded views down the whole course. It is actually located in the adjacent square [NZ1502].
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NZ1602, 9 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 16 March, 2009
Category
Racecourse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 161 021 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:24.8781N 1:45.1871W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 161 021
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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