NT2674 : London Road Gardens

taken 12 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

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London Road Gardens
London Road Gardens
Beautifully landscaped gardens by William Playfair who designed the Calton extension to the New Town. Once the private preserve of the residents of Royal Terrace, they appear to have been opened to the general public when the surrounding iron railings were removed by the city authorities during the Second World War. Curiously, this policy was not followed in the case of the private gardens in the Georgian New Town. In contrast, 'the Lundies' provided post-war children growing up in the Calton Ward with a mini-paradise play area.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 7 June, 2009
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Category
Public park   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 266 744 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.4361N 3:10.5722W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 266 744
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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