TQ5739 : Racecourse, Tunbridge Wells Common

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

Racecourse, Tunbridge Wells Common
Racecourse, Tunbridge Wells Common
Appears on Bowra's map of 1738 and remained in use until 1851. Race meetings were held for two days each year, in August or September. The winning post, stand, and enclosure stood on the north side of the present Higher Cricket Ground. The Duchess of Kent and Princess Victoria attended in 1834. In 1845 residents petitioned for the suppression of the races, on the grounds that they were a cause of drunkenness and riotous behaviour. After races ceased to be held, the course (apart from the section crossing the Cricket Ground) was preserved as a footpath and bridle-way and can still be followed today.
(Tunbridge Wells Common Conservators)
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TQ5739, 576 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010
Category
Racecourse (former)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 574 390 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.7190N 0:14.8996E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 574 390
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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