SU7074 : The Long Walk, Caversham Court

taken 7 years ago, near to Caversham, Reading, Great Britain

The Long Walk, Caversham Court
The Long Walk, Caversham Court
A path between the riverside lawn (left) and the allotments. The lawn has some fine old trees. Behind the fence on the right is a yew hedge, over 250 years old.
Caversham Court
There has been a garden here beside the River Thames for hundreds of years; the present layout dates from the 17th century. The property was privately owned until the 1930s, when it was purchased by Reading Corporation. A house on the site was demolished, and the grounds opened for public recreation. During 2008/9, a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund enabled Reading Borough Council to renovate the gardens to the very high standard we see today.
Information about Caversham Court, including a downloadable guide, is available on the Council's website LinkExternal link . The application document for Heritage Lottery funding gives a detailed site history, and photos of the gardens before restoration LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 26 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 June, 2010
Category
Gardens > Gardens   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7089 7483 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.0805N 0:58.8505W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7092 7483
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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