TQ1561 : Entrance to Prince's Coverts

taken 12 years ago, near to Oxshott, Surrey, England

Entrance to Prince's Coverts
Entrance to Prince's Coverts
Forest ride off Fairoak Lane into Prince's Coverts. In the C19, this ride formed the western boundary of Brickyard Plantation, but the adjacent land on both sides (formerly Crown Estate land) has long since been developed into very upmarket housing, leaving just this finger of the forest reaching north to the road. Virtually the entire width of the ride is now overgrown, leaving just a narrow path down the right hand side in the photo: moreover, the gate is kept locked, and the path shows little signs of use. To the right of the ride is the drive to Meadow House.
Prince's Coverts :: TQ1459

Prince's Coverts are 349 ha of coniferous and deciduous forestry owned by the Crown Estate, and located east of Oxshott village. The Coverts are named after Prince Leopold of Belgium, who lived at Claremont Park in Esher: the Claremont Estate was purchased by the Crown Estate on his marriage to Princess Charlotte.
The Coverts are open to the public, although visitors are expected to acquire a key for the gates, which are sometimes locked. A permit is also available (at some considerable cost) for horse riders.

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Geographical Context: Housing, Dwellings Suburb, Urban fringe Woodland, Forest Gate: Timber other tags: Driveway Private Driveway Forestry Track Crown Estate Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Prince's Drive [5] · Fairoak Lane [4] · Entrance to Prince's Coverts [2] · Land [2] Title Clusters: · Entrance to Prince's Coverts [2] ·
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TQ1561, 21 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Hugh Craddock   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 9 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 9 July, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1521 6147 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:20.4391N 0:20.8419W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1519 6153
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph (Fourth Visitor for TQ1561)
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