2014

SU9768 : Tree hugging, naturally

taken 10 years ago, near to Wentworth, Surrey, England

Tree hugging, naturally
Tree hugging, naturally
One of these trees seems to be embracing the other with its branches.
Virginia Water (lake and park)

The body of water called Virginia Water in Surrey later gave its name to a nearby town. It is an artificial lake, in the south-eastern corner of Windsor Great Park, originally made for William, Duke of Cumberland, in 1748-1752 by Henry Flitcroft.

The original dam broke in 1768 causing a serious flood, and was rebuilt c 250m further east in the 1780s when George III increased the area of the lake to its present size, employing Thomas Sandby who designed and constructed the rockwork cascade at the southern end of the dam, inaugurated in 1797.

The park around the lake, statutorily listed grade I, is open to the public without charge during daylight hours and contains several "sights" such as a totem pole, boathouse, ornamental bridges and Roman ruins. See also Valley Gardens. More history at LinkExternal link and the lsit entry at LinkExternal link


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SU9768, 104 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Stephen Craven   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 12 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9781 6859 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.4746N 0:35.7074W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9781 6857
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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