ST9769 : Entrance to Lake Field

taken 9 years ago, near to Studley, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Entrance to Lake Field
Entrance to Lake Field
View north-east across Bowood Lake from the top of the steps leading down from the formal terraced gardens. A good place to survey the work of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, who created the lake by damming two small streams, shaped the slope of the land to sweep down to the lake and planted belts of trees and an arboretum to complete the Pleasure Grounds in the 1760s. This 2,000-acre artificial landscape is considered one of the finest of the 170 or so created by Brown during his 30-year career.
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Estate tour - ST9770 : Bowood Lake - 1
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 November, 2010
Category
Park > Parkland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 975 699 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.7292N 2:2.1892W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 975 699
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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