SE8745 : Londesborough Park

near to Londesborough, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

Londesborough Park
Londesborough Park
Evening sun on the pond northeast of Londesborough Park Lake, looking east-northeast from the footbridge across the disused ford on the old Wolds Way long distance route between Londesborough and Goodmanham.

The house at Londesborough was demolished in 1819 by the 6th Duke of Devonshire, who under mounting financial strain sold the estate in 1845 to George Hudson "The Railway King". Hudson intended to live here and build a railway from York to Market Weighton with his own private station at Shiptonthorpe. He had a two-mile avenue of trees planted between the railway and the park but then things started to go wrong. "The King" ran into financial difficulties with the collapse of the over-inflated railway share price and was accused of corruption, bribing MPs and selling land he did not own. He left Londesborough in disgrace and was imprisoned in York Castle for debt in 1865.

The original Wolds Way long distance footpath was established in 1982 and covered 76 miles from the Humber Bridge at Hessle to Filey Brigg on the North Sea coast. The route headed southeast through Londesborough Park and across the old ford here on the park lake before heading down to Goodmanham. The route was largely superseded by the 79-mile Yorkshire Wolds Way in 2003, the main course of which now heads due south from Londesborough along Towthorpe Beck to the western outskirts of Market Weighton.
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2007
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Wednesday, 17 October, 2007   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 20 October, 2007
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Park > Parkland   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 875 451 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:53.6820N 0:40.1896W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 874 450
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