TQ3377 : Road to nowhere, Burgess Park

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

Road to nowhere, Burgess Park
Road to nowhere, Burgess Park
Burgess Park, in inner south London, has been created over an area which was previously built-up. A number of roads were closed and grassed over, although at the time this photo was taken, some remnants remained. This used to be Neate Street.

Major regeneration of the park is due to lake place between Summer 2011 and Spring 2012. Most of the disused, redundant roads will be removed and the park will then be landscaped.
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
Park and Public Gardens  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Burgess Park  South London 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 333 777 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.9899N 0:4.8316W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 334 777
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Burgess Park  South London  Park  Regeneration  Disused Road  Abandoned Road 

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