TL8562 : Hardwick Heath

taken 10 years ago, near to Bury st Edmunds, Suffolk, Great Britain

Hardwick Heath
Hardwick Heath
Hardwick Heath was owned and managed as a sheep grazing estate by Bury St Edmunds Abbey from 945 until the Dissolution, in 1539. The ancient name Herdwyk is thought to derive from the wick, or rent, paid to the cellarer of the Abbey for the right to feed flocks and herds on the heaths and pastures here. During and after the Second World War, Hardwick Heath was used as Prisoner of War Camp number 260. The prisoners, mostly Germans, lived in Nissen huts. Nowadays the Heath is owned by the local Council and is used for recreational purposes, including a number of football pitches.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 27 February, 2008
Park > Parkland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 853 626 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:13.8397N 0:42.7666E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 853 626
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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