SP4218 : Ditchley Gate, Blenheim Park

taken 14 years ago, near to Wootton, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Ditchley Gate, Blenheim Park
Ditchley Gate, Blenheim Park
On the B4437 road to Charlbury, Ditchley Gate is the northern end of a two-mile axis which runs through the Column of Victory SP4317 : Column of Victory, Blenheim Estate, the Grand Bridge SP4316 : Grand Bridge at Blenheim Palace and Blenheim Palace SP4416 : Blenheim Palace. This was intended as the formal entrance to Blenheim Palace, although the route from Woodstock was and is more commonly used. Nicholas Hawksmoor, who along with John Vanbrugh is credited for designing Blenheim Palace, produced a plan for this gate, but it was not used: Pevsner attributes what was built in 1781 to John Yenn. Although this is not obvious, Ditchley Gate is the start of a right of way across Blenheim Park, following the line most of the way to the Column of Victory and crossed by the Oxfordshire Way, following the course of the Roman road Akeman Street (SP4117 : Akeman Street, Oxfordshire Way is a little to the west of this junction).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 3 September, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 14 October, 2006
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 423 189 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.0249N 1:23.2245W
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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