SE3338 : Top end of Waterloo Lake, Roundhay Park

taken 6 years ago, near to Roundhay, Leeds, Great Britain

Top end of Waterloo Lake, Roundhay Park
Top end of Waterloo Lake, Roundhay Park
Waterloo Lake is the central feature of Roundhay Park, created by damming the Wyke Beck to cover the site of earlier mining works which had scarred the landscape. The dam was built by unemployed soldiers from Napoleonic Wars and completed in 1815, hence the name. It covers an area of 12ha.
Roundhay Park, Leeds :: SE3337

Allegedly one of the largest city parks in Europe, Roundhay Park, covers an area of around 200 hectares (2 sq.km). That includes a golf course, two lakes and woodland, besides the grassed areas. The whole area is a Grade 2 scheduled park.

Originally a 14th century deer park, the area was used for quarries and mine workings by the late 18th century. the estate was bought by Thomas Nicholson, a wealthy banker, and his descendant William Nicholson sold it in 1871 to Leeds City Council, since when it has been a public park (apart from the golf course, which is private).

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Saturday, 5 September, 2015   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 8 September, 2015
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Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 335 381 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:50.3008N 1:29.5259W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 335 383
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