2015

SD6427 : Wainwright Memorial Toposcope

taken 9 years ago, near to Pleasington, Blackburn With Darwen, England

Wainwright Memorial Toposcope
Wainwright Memorial Toposcope
This memorial for the famous fell walker, guidebook writer and illustrator Alfred Wainwright LinkExternal link was unveiled on Monday 13th May 2013, on the hills above Blackburn; the town where he was born and lived until he moved to the Lake District when he was 34 and became known for his series of pictorial guides written between 1952 and 1966

The bronze directional plaque and stone relief carving of the author sculpted by Martyn Bednarczuk is found at the Yellow Hills in Pleasington, adjacent to a public footpath on the Witton Weavers’ Way. The location was chosen because on a clear day, there is an almost uninterrupted panorama of the surrounding landscape and a view to the distant Lakeland fells. The plaque indicates near and distant hills and other landmarks on the horizon that can be seen from this viewpoint.

LinkExternal link BBC News
LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) The Wainwright Society
Witton Country Park, Blackburn :: SD6627

Witton Country Park covers 480 acres of countryside approximately 2 miles to the west of Blackburn town centre. About half of the park is mixed woodland and parkland, while the rest is either farmland or rough grassland with open access.

The estate was once owned by the Feilden family, who built and lived in Witton House (1800–1946) and created the park at the same time. From approximately 1900 the house was empty for long periods and during both world wars the house and estate were used by the army. Sadly, Witton House was demolished in 1952, after being sold to Blackburn Corporation in 1946. The Witton Estate, comprising some 485 acres, was included in this sale. Fortunately, the outbuildings of Witton House survived, and the former stables and coach-houses were renovated in the late 1970s.


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SD6427, 30 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 5 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 April, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 648 279 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.7769N 2:32.0406W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 648 279
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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