SP2980 : Curved wall, Allesley Park

taken 8 years ago, near to Allesley, Coventry, Great Britain

Curved wall, Allesley Park
Curved wall, Allesley Park
Looking west along the curved northern wall to one side of the gateway to the walled garden. This wall faces south and must have had fruit trained up it in its heyday as a kitchen garden for Allesley Hall.

The garden was created about 200 years ago to provide fruit and vegetables for the Hall and at one time produced exotic fruits within its 1.4 acres. It was converted to an ornamental garden in the 20th century before being neglected but is now being restored as a kitchen garden by a group of volunteers.
Allesley Park, Coventry
The park has its origins as a medieval deer park, part of which became the landscaped grounds around Allesley Hall mansion which dated from around 1700. The mansion was replaced c. 1910 with the present Allesley Hall building and it and the surrounding lands were gifted to the people of Coventry in the 1960s. Part of the land was built on to form the Allesley Park estate and the slopes between the hall and Allesley village became a public park.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 30 September, 2009
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Gardens > Gardens   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 298 801 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:25.1212N 1:33.7301W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 299 801
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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