SO8933 : Disused railway embankment

taken 7 years ago, near to Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Disused railway embankment
Disused railway embankment
This disused railway embankment crosses the Avon floodplain between Tewkesbury and Mythe Hill, the railway from Tewkesbury to Great Malvern opened in 1861 and closed a century later in 1961. Now more than 150 years after it was built, and around fifty years after its closure the embankment is to be removed. The plan to remove it was proposed by Severn Trent Water and supported by the Environment Agency, the view being that its removal will slightly reduce the peak level of floodwater on the Avon floodplain.
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SO8933, 499 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 March, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 2 March, 2013
Geographical Context
Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Former (from Tags)
Railway Embankment 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8921 3355 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:0.0171N 2:9.5148W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8927 3349
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Railway Line (Dismantled) 

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