SP9513 : A Historic View across the Gap in the Chiltern Hills

taken 13 years ago, near to Aldbury, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

A Historic View across the Gap in the Chiltern Hills
A Historic View across the Gap in the Chiltern Hills
This view is a “reverse” view – looking back towards the place where SP9412 : A simple rural view which reveals 4000 years of history was taken – and identifying the same historic features from the other side.

The picture was taken from the Ridgeway National Trail which is said to follow the route of a 5000 year old track.
A short distance behind the photographer is the Iron Age Grim's Ditch
Immediately in front of the photographer is the Duchie's Piece Nature Reserve SP9513 : Duchie's Piece, Aldbury Nowers Nature Reserve.
The hedge at the bottom hide an ancient bridleway SP9512 : The Bridleway from Northfield Grange, Aldbury.
To the left of the picture is the Horsechestnut Avenue which hides another ancient track SP9512 : The ancient horse chestnut avenue, Aldbury.
Northfield Road then runs across the picture and may date from an 18th century enclosure.
The hedge on the left beyond the Avenue SP9412 : A hedge which defines the Tring/Aldbury parish boundary follows the line of the ancient track and ends with the bridge over the railway line SP9412 : A Disused Bridge over the London to Birmingham main line.
A large wheat field lies beyond the railway line and the far hedge hides the cutting containing the Grand Union Canal SP9412 : Grand Union Canal: Tring Cutting (South).
The parkland beyond the canal is part of the Pendley estate and it hides the line of the Roman Road (Akeman Street) which became a turnpike in the 18th century and the A41 in the 20th century.
Cut into the hill, and not visible from this angle is the modern A41 SP9411 : Footbridge over the A41 – which bypasses Tring.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Sunday, 14 June, 2009
View > Rural view   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 950 130 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.4597N 0:37.3833W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 950 131
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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