SU4510 : Spike Island - Botany Bay, Sholing Common, Southampton

near to Sholing, Southampton, Great Britain

Spike Island - Botany Bay, Sholing Common, Southampton
Spike Island - Botany Bay, Sholing Common, Southampton
Apparently the name comes from the early 19th century when convicts were kept here before being transported to Australia. According to legend they were chained to spikes to prevent their escaping thus "Spike Island". The road which runs next to the common is called Botany Bay Road
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2005
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 July, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 2 July, 2005
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Park > Parkland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 453 109 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.7540N 1:21.4349W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 453 109
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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