TQ5781 : Maintaining Capability Brown on the M25, Belhus

taken 10 years ago, near to South Ockendon, Thurrock, Great Britain

Maintaining Capability Brown on the M25, Belhus
Maintaining Capability Brown on the M25, Belhus
Taken from the bridge over the M25 that links the 2 halves of Capability Brown's Long Pond between Belhus Country Park and Oakwood & Ash Plantation
Belhus Woods Country Park

Sections of Belhus Woods Country Park park were originally part of the Belhus Estate, the grounds of which were designed by Capability Brown; some remnants of which can still be seen.

As well as the areas of grassland and woodland, past gravel extraction on the site has created a series of lakes and clay extraction has created a number of small ponds.

The park includes land owned by Thurrock Council and Essex County Council and is managed by Essex County Council Ranger Service.

It is situated within Thames Chase Community Forest and borders woodland owned by the Woodland Trust and Forestry Commission.

It is linked to the Oakwood and Ash Plantation by a footbridge TQ5781 : Longpond footbridge.

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Oakwood & Ash Plantation

The Oakwood and Ash Plantation is part of the Thames Chase Community Forest. These two adjoining woodlands are separated by a stretch of water called the Long Pond.

Oakwood was designed in the 18th century by landscape gardener, Lancelot "Capability" Brown as part of the landscape of Belhus house.

The Long Pond is now bisected by the M25, and the western section is now in Belhus Woods Country Park.

The plantation is joined to the country park by a footbridge TQ5781 : Longpond footbridge.

M25 Motorway

The M25 is a 117 mile orbital motorway that encircles London. It was constructed between 1975 and 1986.
The motorway is not a continuous loop as a section to the East of London at The Dartford Crossing is an A-Road.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 1 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 2 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Paths  Park and Public Gardens  Roads, Road transport  Woodland, Forest 
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Essex 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 575 818 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.7905N 0:16.1019E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 574 817
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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