SX8671 : Looking south up Hilton Road

near to Newton Abbot, Devon, Great Britain

Looking south up Hilton Road
Looking south up Hilton Road
Hilton Road 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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Tuesday, 8 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 16 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Material (from Tags)
Polychromatic Brick 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8624 7101 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:31.6666N 3:36.3798W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8624 7105
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Polychrome Brickwork  Steep Hillside  Terraced Houses 

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