ST5294 : Southern entrance to Chepstow racecourse

taken 8 years ago, near to Chepstow/Cas-Gwent, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

Southern entrance to Chepstow racecourse
Southern entrance to Chepstow racecourse
Chepstow racecourse opened here in Piercefield Park in August 1926.
This part of the site perimeter pre-dates the racecourse by more than a century. The boundary wall of Piercefield Park (which surrounds the country house Piercefield House, now largely ruined) was built in 1794. The gate piers topped by stone lions couchant may date from the same year. The two lodges, railings and gates are thought to date from 1833, during the period of the opening of Piercefield to the public.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 17 December, 2012
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5235 9455 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:38.8629N 2:41.4050W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5234 9453
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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