TQ2687 : Bottleneck on the B519

taken 13 years ago, near to Hampstead, Camden, Great Britain

Bottleneck on the B519
Bottleneck on the B519
This constriction in the B519 is where Hampstead Lane becomes Spaniards Road. It is caused by a 400 year old Inn and one of its outbuildings. The Inn named after a pair of its former proprietors who killed each other in a duel not only gives its name to the road, it is named on the old inch to mile and the 1:50,000 series O.S maps. I wonder if a cartographer had a particularly good lunch when doing the original survey? The Spaniards is reputedly the Birthplace of Dick Turpin, it gets an honourable mention in the Pickwick Papers and Bram Stokers Dracula. It has had many notable regulars including John Constable, Keats and William Blake.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 15 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Thursday, 15 September, 2005
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 266 872 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.1680N 0:10.4836W
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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