TQ1669 : Heron Pond, Bushy Park

taken 5 years ago, near to Teddington, Richmond Upon Thames, Great Britain

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Heron Pond, Bushy Park
Heron Pond, Bushy Park
Bushy was one of the three parks enclosed by Cardinal Wolsey in the early 16th century as part of his Hampton Court estate which was built from 1515 and given to Henry VIII along with the palace in 1525. In 1638-9 Charles I had a tributary of the River Colne diverted through Bushy Park to form the Longford River, bringing water right into the grounds of Hampton Court Palace. This provided a water supply for the various water features in Bushy Park as well. Numerous smaller ponds and other water features in Bushy Park have been added at various times since the 16th century.

This is Heron Pond looking towards Leg of Mutton Pond. The London LOOP passes round the far side of Heron Pond.
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TQ1669, 80 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 March, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 13 March, 2014
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1632 6955 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.7829N 0:19.7276W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1630 6951
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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