TQ2975 : Lamp post next to the Long Pond

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

Lamp post next to the Long Pond
Lamp post next to the Long Pond
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". The Long Pond, seen here, has a century old tradition of use for model boating. The lamp posts on Clapham Common are particularly attractive and make a good foreground for photographs as the common itself is completely flat.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 12 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2914 7505 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.5822N 0:8.5528W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2908 7503
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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