TQ3377 : Fire hydrant in Burgess Park

taken 7 years ago, near to Camberwell, Southwark, Great Britain

Fire hydrant in Burgess Park
Fire hydrant in Burgess Park
This fire hydrant in the middle of Burgess Park is a clue to the history of the park. The park was created in what was previously a built-up area, with a mix of industrial use and residential streets. The streets were grassed over but services beneath them, such as water pipes, are still there.

In the background is one of the blocks of the Aylesbury Estate, which was built around 1970. The estate is due to be redeveloped.
Burgess Park
Burgess Park, in inner South East London, is unusual as it is a large park created on a "brownfield" site.

The area was previously occupied by streets, houses and light industry as well as a branch of the Surrey Canal. Plans to create a park here started in the 1940s. At the time, there was very little green open space in this part of inner city London.

The park gradually grew, but in rather haphazard fashion with decaying, abandoned roads still cutting into the park. In 2011-2012 the park closed for about a year so that major work could be done to regenerate the park.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 27 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Place (from Tags)
Burgess Park 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 332 778 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.0074N 0:4.9172W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 332 777
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Burgess Park  Park  Council Flats  Local Authority Housing 

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