NZ9801 : Station Square, Ravenscar

taken 3 years ago, near to Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Station Square, Ravenscar
Station Square, Ravenscar
Ravenscar, originally called Peak, is often referred to as The Town That Never Was. At the turn of the 19th/20th centuries it was proposed to develop a ‘New Seaside Watering Place’ , served by the railway which linked Scarborough and Whitby . The planned town of 1700 plots for terraced houses, villas, hotels and shops was laid out on the grid iron plan; roads were built , sewers were laid and plots of land put up for auction. It was an almost total failure and the development company folded in 1913. This has left wide roads that lead nowhere and a few very urban houses in this open countryside.
Part of the plan was to have a formal square outside the railway station. With the exception of the station, which has now gone except for the platform, the only buildings put up were this block which originally comprised the Ravenscar House Hotel. There is now a tea room here.
The bus is the 10:45 service to Scarborough operated by EYMS. Since NZ9801 : Bus service, May 2011 was taken the service has been reduced to two per day.
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NZ9801, 170 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 7 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Public buildings and spaces  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 984 012 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:23.8488N 0:29.1057W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 985 013
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Planned Town  Station Square  Bus Service 

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