SU2771 : Ramsbury: High Street

taken 8 years ago, near to Ramsbury, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Ramsbury: High Street
Ramsbury: High Street
Looking at old photographs of Ramsbury in the Francis Frith collection, such as LinkExternal link , it is evident that the centre of the town here, in The Square at the junction of the High Street, Oxford Street, Scholard's Lane and Back Lane, has historically been dominated by a large tree. Apparently it was an ancient wych elm that was eventually felled in 1986 because it had become too dangerous, and the current tree, which is an oak, was planted in its place the same year.

There is a fine old pre-Worboys Report road sign on the building on the right. The A419 has long since disappeared from the road numbering system around here with the road between Swindon and Hungerford now downgraded to the B4192. The A419 still exists of course, but now only starts at Junction 15 of the M4 Motorway near Swindon heading north-westwards.
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SU2771, 145 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 12 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 October, 2009
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High Street   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 275 715 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.5582N 1:36.2826W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 275 715
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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