2014

SE3616 : Charles Waterton's wall - a world-first

taken 10 years ago, near to Walton, Wakefield, England

Charles Waterton's wall - a world-first
Charles Waterton's wall - a world-first
Charles Waterton built this wall right round his estate, specifically to protect wildlife by keeping poachers out. Three miles long, it was completed in 1824 at a cost of 9,000. It makes his Walton Hall estate the first recorded nature reserve in the world. The footpath alongside is part of Wakefield Council's Waterton Trail.

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Geographical Context: Park and Public Gardens Country estates Primary Subject: Wall Nature Reserve Person: Charles Waterton Date: 1824 other tags: Estate Wall Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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SE3616, 69 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Christine Johnstone   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 4 November, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 8 November, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3689 1641 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:38.5745N 1:26.6084W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3689 1640
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