TQ4577 : Rockcliffe Gardens in the snow

taken 7 years ago, near to Plumstead, Greenwich, Great Britain

Rockcliffe Gardens in the snow
Rockcliffe Gardens in the snow
In the 1840s the land where Rockcliffe Gardens is now located was a farm called Tidneys Field. By 1869 brick works had been established on the north end of Tidneys and the field was dug out and used as a claypit. The brick works appear to have closed by the end of the 19th century. The field was used as allotments and a rubbish tip until the land was purchased by Woolwich Borough Council in January 1935. They realised the slopes and terraces formed by the clay digging would make a good garden. Rockcliffe Gardens was opened in early summer 1937 by the Mayor of Woolwich. It had been snowing all the previous night and made a picture postcard scene. The building beyond the wall is the Anglican chapel in Woolwich Old Cemetery dating like the cemetery from 1856 - see also LinkExternal link
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TQ4577, 159 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Air, Sky, Weather 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4582 7743 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.6225N 0:5.9018E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4584 7740
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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