TQ5738 : Frozen Brighton Lake, Eridge Rd

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

Frozen Brighton Lake, Eridge Rd
Frozen Brighton Lake, Eridge Rd
Fed by a chalybeate spring (visible on the northern edge) and excavated in 1858 as part of a scheme instigated by William Law Pope, minister of King Charles' church, to provide work for the town's unemployed, wages being paid by public subscription. It was nicknamed Pope's Puddle or Pope's Folly. The official name relates to the fact that it stands on the road to Brighton. Today the pond is an important habitat for wildlife, including frogs, toads, newts, grass snakes, and dragonflies.
(Tunbridge Wells Conservators)
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TQ5738, 447 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 18 January, 2010
Category
Lake   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 576 385 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.4612N 0:15.1186E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 577 385
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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