TQ0003 : Locks Cottage, Ford

taken 9 years ago, near to Ford, West Sussex, Great Britain

Locks Cottage, Ford
Locks Cottage, Ford
Originally a pair of cottages built in 1820 for the lock keeper on the Portsmouth-Arundel canal. The bump in the road and the cottage's garden indicates the route taken by the canal. Prior to the construction of the cottages no buildings stood near the church (seen at the end of the lane) the village having lost most its population and buildings by the 17th century and by 1801 only 8 houses existed in the parish as a whole. However, the coming of the canal, then railway, then airfield has increased the population. A row of houses built in 1938 along Ford Road near the current prison was to be the start of another large housing estate but war then tougher planning laws halted that growth though plans to convert the airfield into a 5000 house eco-village are currently being investigated.
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TQ0003, 119 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 21 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 22 March, 2008
Category
Cottage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 001 036 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.4457N 0:34.7441W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 000 036
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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