2012

TQ0661 : Brooklands Byfleet Banking

taken 11 years ago, near to Byfleet, Surrey, England

Brooklands Byfleet Banking
Brooklands Byfleet Banking
Remains of 30 banking to the south of the former motor racing track, alongside Barnes Wallis Drive.
Brooklands

Brooklands was a 2.75-mile (4.43 km) motor racing circuit and aerodrome built near Weybridge. It opened in 1907, and was the world's first purpose-built motorsport venue, as well as one of Britain's first airfields, which also became Britain's largest aircraft manufacturing centre by 1918. The circuit hosted its last race in 1939, and today part of it forms the Brooklands Museum.
(Extract from Wikipedia LinkExternal link )

Most of the track has now been built on, but some of the steep sided banking still remains, some of which is part of the museum, with another section running along side Barnes Wallis Drive, which now intesects it. The remains of the track, aerodrome and World War II buildings are a scheduled ancient monument.


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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Barnes Wallis Drive [6] · Remains of 30 Banking to the South [2] Title Clusters: · Brooklands Byfleet Banking [2] ·
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Oast House Archive   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 19 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 July, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 062 615 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:20.5923N 0:28.5553W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 063 615
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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