SK2128 : Duke Street, Tutbury - Staffordshire

taken 8 years ago, near to Tutbury, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Duke Street, Tutbury - Staffordshire
Duke Street, Tutbury - Staffordshire
A view looking south-east along Duke Street to the roundabout where it joins High Street to the left, Ludgate Street to the right and Burton Street leading off ahead. Tutbury, with its Castle ruins and ancient church stands immediately south of the River Dove, which here forms the boundary between South Derbyshire and East Staffordshire. The Castle reopens to visitors each Easter and was once the temporary home of Mary Queen of Scots. The church and priory were begun in about 1086 by Henry de Ferrers. The Norman west doorway, including an arch of alabaster, the first one ever allegedly, is said to be one of the finest examples in England. The apse at the east end was constructed in 1868 to a design by G E Street. Near here coins were discovered by workmen dredging the Dove on 1st June 1831 and more during succeeding days until on 8th June a huge hoard of many different coins were found. The authorities were slow to act and many of the coins were spirited away before action could be taken. In Tutbury church is preserved a notice forbidding any further searching for coins. One story is that Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, fleeing from Edward II after the battle of Burton Bridge in 1321, left the coins hidden in the Dove but never returned to collect them. Nearby is the village of Hanbury and to its east the Fauld crater, the site of the November 1944 bomb dump explosion. Time taken 10.54 am GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 December, 2016
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Housing, Dwellings  Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Tutbury  Tutbury Church  Tutbury Castle  Hanbury  Fauld Crater 
Area (from Tags)
Staffordshire  East Staffordshire  South Derbyshire 
Primary Subject of Photo
Street 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 21214 28865 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:51.4118N 1:41.1832W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 21165 28892
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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