SK9671 : West Common

taken 4 years ago, near to Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

West Common
West Common
View from Roseberry Avenue gate on the West Common
Lincoln West Common
The West Common has been an important feature of Lincoln’s landscape from the Roman military period 60-90 AD through the medieval period with ridge & furrow earthworks to the 20th century as the racecourse and military use during WW1. The racecourse was moved here in 1773 hosting the first ‘classic’ race of the flat racing season, The Lincoln Handicap, though the racecourse closed in 1964. The football pitches are on the site of the Aircraft Acceptance Park used in WW1 to accept Sopwith Camels and Handley –Page bombers and traces of the hangars can be seen by Alderman’s Walk.
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SK9671, 195 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9649 7197 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.1603N 0:33.3469W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9649 7194
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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