SE3531 : Temple Newsam - road alongside the M1

taken 2 years ago, 3 km from Woodlesford, Leeds, Great Britain

Temple Newsam - road alongside the M1
Temple Newsam - road alongside the M1
At the southern boundary of the estate, this road may have been used originally as a construction access when this section of the M1 was built in the 1990s, but now serves a dual purpose as part of the "Temple Newsam Trailway" and as part of the official cycle routes to Leeds City Centre and Roundhay Park.
M1 Motorway
The M1 is a north–south motorway connecting London to Leeds, where it joins the A1(M) near Aberford. It was the first motorway to be completed in the United Kingdom.
The motorway is 193 miles long and was constructed in four phases. Most of the motorway was opened between 1959 and 1968 but the southern end was extended in 1977 and the northern end was extended in 1999.
Temple Newsam :: SE3432
A large country estate a few miles east of the city of Leeds, Temple Newsam dates back to Norman times and took its name from ownership by the Knights Templar in the 12th century. After a complex history (see Wikipedia etc. for more details) it is now owned by Leeds City Council. There is a charge for entry to the house and educational farm, but the extensive grounds, mostly landscaped by 'Capability' Brown, are free to use and are crossed by several public footpaths.

The house itself is listed grade 1, the stable block grade 2* and several other features grade 2; the park as a whole is listed under "parks and gardens".
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 3 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Country estates 
Motorway (from Tags)
M1 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 356 313 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:46.6361N 1:27.6217W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 356 313
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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