TQ3175 : Max Roach Park

near to Brixton, Lambeth, Great Britain

Max Roach Park
Max Roach Park
Max Roach Park consists of four small open spaces along the eastern side of Brixton Road from Brixton to Angell Town. The park is built on land originally occupied by shops and housing and is named after Max Roach, an internationally famous jazz percussionist and composer. This part of the park between Villa Road and St John's Crescent is the largest part, and also the closest to Brixton Town Centre. The houses beyond the park are in St John's Crescent. I presume the bricks came from the original buildings or are maybe meant to show the footprint of an original building. The River Effra once ran along the eastern side of Brixton Road here and was described in the mid 19th century as "being protected by a handrail and crossed by small wooden bridges leading to the gardens of the houses scattered along its banks. The profusion of lilac, hawthorn and laburnum which grew on the river bank made this part of Brixton Road beautiful in the springtime." Within a few years though the Effra had been bricked over.
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Wednesday, 28 September, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 10 October, 2011
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Housing, Dwellings  Park and Public Gardens 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3125 7587 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.9953N 0:6.7133W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3123 7589
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