TQ5739 : Upper Cricket Ground, Tunbridge Wells Common

taken 7 years ago, near to Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Great Britain

Upper Cricket Ground, Tunbridge Wells Common
Upper Cricket Ground, Tunbridge Wells Common
The status as an official ground dates from 1839 when the newly formed Tunbridge Wells Cricket Club were given permission to use and improve it. County matches were played here from 1845 to 1880. Around the cricket ground, and elsewhere on the Common, can be seen a number of cast iron 'hawthorn' benches dating from the 1860s and restored in the early 1990s.
Tunbridge Wells Common :: TQ5839
Tunbridge Wells Common is a 104 hectare open space close to the centre of town. Comprising mixed oak woodland and open areas. Originally a common where animals grazed, but trees have grown as grazing declined. Underlain by Tunbridge Wells Sandstone (Lower Cretaceous), which outcrops in several places across the common. Owned by the Borough Council but looked after by the Tunbridge Wells Common Conservators LinkExternal link .
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TQ5739, 576 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 14 July, 2010
Category
Cricket ground   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 577 391 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.7681N 0:15.1506E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 576 391
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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