SU8363 : Wellington College, Crowthorne: aerial 2015

taken 5 years ago, near to Crowthorne, Bracknell Forest, Great Britain

Wellington College, Crowthorne: aerial 2015
Wellington College, Crowthorne: aerial 2015
Set up in memory of Duke Wellington, for the orphans of army officers, with the money to be raised by subscription.
Wellington College was granted its Royal Charter in December 1853 as the 'Royal and Religious Foundation of The Wellington College'.
The College was designed by John Shaw Jr (1803-1870), known for his classical approach - it was said Shaw's architecture reflected the work of Christopher Wren. The style of the building is usually referred to as "Nineteenth Century Baroque".
The site for the college was chosen mainly because of the low cost of the land together with the abundance of building materials in the locality. It was at the time a bleak, inhospitable-looking moor. It was thought the College would breathe some life into this cold, desolate spot. Mission accomplished!
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 16 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 8319 6343 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:21.8312N 0:48.3886W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 8403 6363
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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