TQ3978 : East Greenwich Pleasaunce

taken 8 years ago, near to Greenwich, Great Britain

East Greenwich Pleasaunce
East Greenwich Pleasaunce
East Greenwich Pleasaunce is one of the more unusual parks in south east London. It opened as a park in 1857 but in 1875 the remains of some 3,000 sailors and officers were removed from their previous burial ground at the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, due to the construction of a railway tunnel. The west plot has seamen and the east plot has officers according to naval etiquette. In 1926 the Admiralty sold the Pleasaunce to the Metropolitan Borough of Greenwich, keeping the right for further burials. Railings were removed and the Pleasaunce was landscaped as a park. Today it is the unusual combination of a graveyard and a park.
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TQ3978, 373 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 16 April, 2011
Category
Graveyard   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 398 780 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.0629N 0:0.7887E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 399 781
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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