TQ4387 : Boats on The Lake in Valentines Park

taken 5 years ago, near to Ilford, Redbridge, Great Britain

Boats on The Lake in Valentines Park
Boats on The Lake in Valentines Park
The mansion is believed to have been originally built in 1696-7, though it was largely reconstructed in the 18th century.

The southern part of what is now Valentines Park was declared officially open to the public "for ever" on 16th September 1899 when it was called Central Park. The grand opening was attended by 10,000 people. At this point Central Park extended to just 47 acres. With further purchases the park was gradually extended to its present size of 136 acres and renamed in the early 20th century.

At the western end of the boating lake is the imposing clock tower seen here on the right, presented in the year that the park was opened.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 17 August, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 19 August, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4335 8723 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.9439N 0:4.0083E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4333 8729
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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