TQ4576 : Shoulder of Mutton Green

taken 7 years ago, near to Welling, Bexley, Great Britain

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Shoulder of Mutton Green
Shoulder of Mutton Green
Curiously named open space beside Wickham Street. The green used to be the old village green of East Wickham and was known by this name, which was due to its peculiar shape, as early as the middle of the eighteenth century. It was also called Stroud Green. In 1866 the owners, Queen's College, Oxford, tried to enclose the land but in indignation the fences were torn down by the local inhabitants, which led to the land being purchased in 1877 by the Metropolitan Board of Works in order to ensure that it remained a public amenity permanently. Source: Peter J Tester (1991) "East Wickham and Welling" published by Bexley Libraries and Museums.
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TQ4576, 120 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 16 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4546 7620 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.9649N 0:5.5607E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4544 7614
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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