TQ2975 : Holy Trinity Church, Clapham Common across the paddling pool

taken 7 years ago, near to Clapham, Lambeth, Great Britain

Holy Trinity Church, Clapham Common across the paddling pool
Holy Trinity Church, Clapham Common across the paddling pool
Clapham Common was originally two commons belonging to neighbouring parishes. There was substantial disagreement over where the boundary lay and in 1716 the Battersea parishioners dug a ditch across the common to demarcate their portion. This was rapidly filled in. One of the reasons the common has survived is through its popularity with the wealthy and influential as a place to reside and hence protect from development. Many of their houses still surround the common. In 1877, the common was bought by the Metropolitan Board of Works from the Lords of the Manors and designated as a Metropolitan Common "dedicated to and for the use and recreation of the public as an open and unenclosed space for ever". Clapham Common is one of the very few large Metropolitan Commons not to have been dissected by railway lines, but road-building has made up for this. This area around the Old Town is particularly afflicted by traffic. This is the view across the very large paddling pool, known as Cock Pond, to the east end of Holy Trinity Church. Holy Trinity was built between 1774 and 1776 when the housing development around the common had begun, replacing the less convenient medieval parish church of St Paul, to the north in Rectory Grove.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 12 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Religious sites  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2917 7535 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.7436N 0:8.5203W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2924 7532
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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