NZ9801 : Hammond Road, Ravenscar

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

Hammond Road, Ravenscar
Hammond Road, 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.
This is part of the grid. Station Road crosses the photograph. At right angles to it is Hammond Road which runs beyond Station road into the fields where a few manhole covers are all that is left of its original course.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 7 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 981 015 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:23.9820N 0:29.4058W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 981 016
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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