SU1484 : Looking along an alley in Swindon Railway Village

taken 8 years ago, near to Swindon, Great Britain

Looking along an alley in Swindon Railway Village
Looking along an alley in Swindon Railway Village
When the Great Western Railway opened its main railway works at Swindon in 1843, most staff came from outside the area as there was no heavy engineering tradition in North Wiltshire. The old town of Swindon could not cope with the influx so the GWR built the Railway Village. This was an estate of 300 houses for its staff. The village was finally completed in the 1860s, and although the accommodation was better than industrial houses elsewhere, many of the cottages soon became overcrowded. Most of the roads were named after places on the GWR. This alley between the houses is seen from Bristol Street, and it crosses Bathampton Street, and Exeter Street before reaching Faringdon Road.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 16 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 16 June, 2011
Category
Alley   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1455 8469 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.6543N 1:47.4903W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1449 8479
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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