TQ5739 : Winters scene, Mount Edgcumbe Rocks

taken 8 years ago, near to Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Great Britain

Winters scene, Mount Edgcumbe Rocks
Winters scene, Mount Edgcumbe Rocks
Mount Edgcumbe Rocks
An outcrop of Tunbridge Wells Sandstone on Tunbridge Wells Common. Well-known in Victorian and Edwardian times and a popular vantage point for views across the town. They were known to children of the mid-twentieth century as the Devil's Dyke. A pond at the foot of the rocks was filled in in 1879. By the 1960s, the open grassy space in front of the rocks had become overgrown by scrub which obscured them completely, but the area was cleared in 1994-5.
Tunbridge Wells Common :: TQ5839
Tunbridge Wells Common is a 104 hectare open space close to the centre of town. Comprising mixed oak woodland and open areas. Originally a common where animals grazed, but trees have grown as grazing declined. Underlain by Tunbridge Wells Sandstone (Lower Cretaceous), which outcrops in several places across the common. Owned by the Borough Council but looked after by the Tunbridge Wells Common Conservators LinkExternal link .
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TQ5739, 576 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 18 January, 2010
Category
Rock formations   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 579 393 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.8890N 0:15.3195E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 579 393
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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