TQ1055 : Effingham Common

taken 4 years ago, near to East Horsley, Surrey, Great Britain

Effingham Common
Effingham Common
The common extends south from the railway line at Effingham Junction, and lies some distance north of Effingham village. I have to say that as I took this shot I wondered how this patch had survived as common land in a land-greedy county like Surrey - and whether, indeed, it could survive for much longer. It seems local people held out successfully against the lord of the manor at the time of the 18th century parliamentary enclosures - and even more remarkably, commoners' rights were re-established as recently as 1976, which should ensure the common's survival in perpetuity. LinkExternal link
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TQ1055, 35 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Grassland  Village, Rural settlement  Public buildings and spaces 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1039 5551 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.2822N 0:25.1026W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1064 5536
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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