TQ3275 : Denmark Hill: Ruskin Park, SE5

taken 12 years ago, near to Brixton, Lambeth, Great Britain

Denmark Hill: Ruskin Park, SE5
Denmark Hill: Ruskin Park, SE5
In Edwardian times local residents campaigned for a new public park in Denmark Hill, and the renowned parks designer J J Sexby laid out this site on 24 acres of ground. It was named Ruskin Park after John Ruskin, the famous artist, writer and social campaigner, who lived nearby from 1823 to 1871. The park was officially opened to the public in 1907, but was enlarged in 1910 by adding a further 12 acres of land to the south. This new site was separated from the original area of the park by a road called Dane Avenue that linked the present day Ferndene and Finsen Roads. It ran from the present day bend in Ferndene Road (behind the photographer in this view) to the north-eastern end of Finsen Road, and indeed the northern end of the current Ferndene Road, running up to Denmark Hill, formed part of Dane Avenue too. The 1938 Ordnance Survey map shows these arrangements but Dane Avenue now no longer exists.

In 2009 for the first time the park was awarded a Lambeth Council Green Flag Award.
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Date Taken
Friday, 11 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 12 September, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 325 757 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.8861N 0:5.6380W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 325 756
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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