TQ2374 : Plane trees on the edge of Putney Heath

taken 9 years ago, near to Putney, Wandsworth, Great Britain

Plane trees on the edge of Putney Heath
Plane trees on the edge of Putney Heath
All of the larger trees in this shot are London planes - some of the oldest and largest I have seen. My guess is that the biggest are at least 200 years old. Why they were sited here puzzles me - they look like trees marking the boundary of a country estate, rather than the boundary of common land.

A map dated 1787 shows that a number of substantial properties once stood facing this side of the heath. So perhaps these trees survive from an avenue - the rest having been felled to accommodate a wider road.
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TQ2374, 68 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport  Country estates  Woodland, Forest  Heath, Scrub 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2355 7416 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.1771N 0:13.3966W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2346 7416
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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