TQ3568 : South Norwood Country Park (2)

taken 8 years ago, near to Eden Park, Bromley, Great Britain

South Norwood Country Park (2)
South Norwood Country Park (2)
The lake, with an island in the middle. Not being knowledgeable about birds, I only spotted mallards and the ubiquitous Canada geese. The tall trees in the background look like Lombardy poplars.
A relatively wild country park, at least for suburban south London, due to the site's varied history. It has been farmed, a pottery, a brickworks (the quarries of which have now been filled-in), and an army training area during World War II.
From around 1860 to 1960 it was a sewage works. The original irrigation beds were superseded and their disuse allowed a variety of wetland grasses and vegetation to grow virtually undisturbed. After the sewage works closed in 1967, much of the site was filled with waste such as road scrapings, old kerbstones and concrete.
Croydon council's landscaping for the park began in the late-1980s. The wetlands have been preserved and new meadows have been developed over areas once strewn with rubbish. The park now attracts a wide variety of birds, butterflies and moths.
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Date Taken
June 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 12 August, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 355 685 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.9663N 0:3.1788W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 356 685
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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