SU1782 : The Council Oak in late winter, Coate Water, Swindon

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Badbury, Swindon, Great Britain

The Council Oak in late winter, Coate Water, Swindon
The Council Oak in late winter, Coate Water, Swindon
The oak tree was mentioned by the Victorian author Richard Jefferies in a novel entitled 'Bevis, the story of a boy'. Jefferies was a minor writer and never really attained national fame. He is still revered locally and there is an active Richard Jefferies society LinkExternal link He was born very near Coate Water and his birthplace is now a museum dedicated to his memory. It can be seen here SU1782 : Richard Jefferies Museum, Coate, Swindon, Wiltshire. A memorial exists (shared with the other local writer of note, Alfred Williams). These are views of the memorial at Barbury SU1576 : Richard Jefferies/Alfred Williams memorial stone and SU1576 : inscription on Richard Jefferies/Alfred Williams memorial. Both Jefferies and Williams were much taken with Liddington Hill, a few kms to the south which can be seen in these images SU2179 : Liddington Hill from Moor Leaze, Swindon and SU2180 : Liddington Hill, south of Swindon - beech clump. An art deco diving board can be seen in the background of this image. This is an image of it SU1782 : Art deco diving board, Coate Water, Swindon, Wiltshire.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 5 March, 2008   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 5 March, 2008
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1783 8234 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.3809N 1:44.6585W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1783 8234
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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