TQ0272 : Staines: Church Lammas Lakes (2)

taken 7 years ago, near to Staines, Surrey, Great Britain

Staines: Church Lammas Lakes (2)
Staines: Church Lammas Lakes (2)
This is the smallest of the three main lakes created from the former sand and gravel pits, and is named Ashby Pond after the landowner, John Ashby, in Victorian times.

Within the limits of expected cartographic tolerances the wild inaccuracy that afflicts the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 scale mapping elsewhere in this square is manifest here too, with the portrayal of the lakes bearing little resemblance, in terms of shape, size and location, to what actually exists on the ground. The Ordnance Survey's 1:25,000 scale mapping is much, much, better in this respect, although the currently available version still describes the area as a quarry, and only the 1:10,000 scale mapping has both the correct layout and the current usage correct.
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TQ0272, 74 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 June, 2010
Category
Gravel pit (flooded)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 028 720 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.2709N 0:31.2929W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 028 720
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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