TQ4577 : Snowy steps in Rockcliffe Gardens

taken 6 years ago, near to Plumstead, Greenwich, Great Britain

Snowy steps in Rockcliffe Gardens
Snowy steps in Rockcliffe Gardens
In the 1840s the land where Rockcliffe Gardens is now located was a farm called Tidneys Field. By 1869 brick works had been established on the north end of Tidneys and the field was dug out and used as a claypit. The brick works appear to have closed by the end of the 19th century. The field was used as allotments and a rubbish tip until the land was purchased by Woolwich Borough Council in January 1935. They realised the slopes and terraces formed by the clay digging would make a good garden. Rockcliffe Gardens was opened in early summer 1937 by the Mayor of Woolwich. Until the Great Storm of October 1987 there was an attractive pond and pergola along the top terrace but Rockcliffe Gardens was damaged during the Storm and subsequent vandalism eventually led to these features being removed and the site grassed over. At the same time a pond at the middle level was also lost. Some steps up the former quarry face linked the two levels but these steps have now been closed off. This view is looking up the steps from near the bottom.
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TQ4577, 159 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Air, Sky, Weather 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4591 7741 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.6103N 0:5.9791E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4591 7742
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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