SU7074 : Causeway to the gazebo, Caversham Court

taken 8 years ago, near to Caversham, Reading, Great Britain

Causeway to the gazebo, Caversham Court
Causeway to the gazebo, Caversham Court
The two-storey gazebo and causeway have survived from the 17th century (Grade II listed, see LinkExternal link & LinkExternal link ). The upper room now contains information panels, and the causeway is marked out with a timeline relating events at Caversham Court to national history.
The tree to the left is part of a large "yew family", which is several hundred years old. Low branches from the parent have taken root, creating a ring of offspring around it (photo of the whole tree available here LinkExternal link ).
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)
Sunday, 27 June, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7084 7481 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.0700N 0:58.8939W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7084 7483
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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