SP0981 : Moseley New Pool in Swanshurst Park

taken 18 years ago, near to Springfield, Birmingham, Great Britain

Moseley New Pool in Swanshurst Park
Moseley New Pool in Swanshurst Park
Taken in the Autumn, this is a view of the pool in Swanshurst Park, Billesley, Birmingham. On maps it is named Moseley New Pool, and so it was once. A bit of research shows it has been known by other names in the past, including Swanshurst Lady Pool and Grove Pool. Coldbath Brook was dammed for numerous reasons but in this case probably as a fish pond in or before 1758. In its hey day as a municipal park there was a boathouse with boats to hire, a pitch and putt golf course, changing rooms for sports, toilets, cafe, and somewhere to shelter in the rain.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 November, 2003   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 3 January, 2010
Category
Water Features > Pools   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 091 816 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:25.9814N 1:52.0548W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 090 817
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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