SX8671 : Lower end of Albion Hill

taken 6 years ago, near to Newton Abbot, Devon, Great Britain

Lower end of Albion Hill
Lower end of Albion Hill
The view is across its junction with East Street from the southwest corner of Devon Square. This stretch of East Street is lined with Victorian villas. Albion Hill is one of several closely parallel streets of working-class terraced houses on the steep north slope of Wolborough Hill. Arranged around the summit ridge in SX8670 is a spacious Arcadian suburb of substantial villas among lofty evergreen trees, seen in the distance. At a time when sanitation was imperfect or absent people with the means in the early 19th century built their homes on elevated sites, not just for the view but for fresher air and drainage downhill, thus avoiding the stench and risk to health of middens, polluted watercourses and even people in low-lying areas.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 16 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8634 7104 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:31.6839N 3:36.2957W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8635 7110
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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