SP3165 : Ramp up to York Promenade

taken 6 years ago, near to Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Ramp up to York Promenade
Ramp up to York Promenade
The York Promenade was laid out by the Borough Engineer, William Louis de Normanville, in 1891. It linked the New River Walk to the Pump Room Gardens via York footbridge (behind the camera). At the southeast end de Normanville provided both a flight of steps down to the bridge and a curving ramp to cater for bath chairs and the new-fangled perambulators. Now they are equally useful for pushchairs, wheelchairs, bikes, buggies, skateboards and scooters. Originally, I believe, the banks to either side were entirely grassed but perhaps they were too steep to retain cover. In the 20th century low retaining walls were formed maybe of unlovely materials such as foundry slag but they have stemmed any erosion.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 29 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 30 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Royal Leamington Spa 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3164 6553 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.2201N 1:32.2546W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3165 6552
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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York Promenade  York Walk  Ramp 

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