TQ3277 : Lime Kiln, Burgess Park

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

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Lime Kiln, Burgess Park
Lime Kiln, Burgess Park
A clue to Burgess Park's industrial heritage is given by this lime kiln. Burgess Park was created in the 1940s, gradually taking over an area which had previously been occupied by streets, houses, industry and a canal. This lime kiln is a reminder of the industries which flanked the canal.

In the background is a block of flats, part of the Aylesbury Estate built in the 1960s and early 1970s. The estate is starting to undergo a 2.5billion regeneration.

Burgess Park is also to benefit from a major redesign during 2011 and into 2012. This will involve some major landscaping work. The hill from where this photo was taken is due to be levelled, menaing that the lime kiln will be less hidden and more visible from the east.
Burgess Park :: TQ3377
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, 29 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 29 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe  Derelict, Disused  Industry 
Place (from Tags)
Burgess Park  South London  Camberwell 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 329 776 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.9427N 0:5.2483W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 329 776
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Lime Kiln  Industrial Heritage  Park 

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