SK8085 : West Burton deserted village, looking onto Burton Round

taken 10 years ago, near to Sturton le Steeple, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

West Burton deserted village, looking onto Burton Round
West Burton deserted village, looking onto Burton Round
Gravestones in the former churchyard overlook the old bed of the River Trent. The line of willows mark the near bank. The loop was cut off at the end of the 18th Century but the resulting ox-bow lake has been completely filled in. The course can be clearly followed on the map. The name Burton Round is shown following the course of the river on the 1:25000 map, with the enclosed area being named The Ferries. The inference is that the area was farmed from the village with access by ferries. The 'Round' could well derive from navigators of the river who would have had to make virtually a complete circle before the river made the cut; they were probably very happy at the change!
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SK8085, 16 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 2 July, 2007
Category
River bank   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 800 851 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:21.4304N 0:47.8867W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 800 852
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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