SP1806 : Road to Macaroni Downs Farm

taken 1 year ago, near to Eastleach Turville, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Road to Macaroni Downs Farm
Road to Macaroni Downs Farm
Country road passing through a dry Cotswold valley.

The name Macaroni appears somewhat out of place in this corner of Gloucestershire, a little research has identified the origin of this name. One of the dictionary definitions for the word 'Macaroni' is 'an English dandy of the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms, clothes, etc.' Back in the eighteenth century members of the London-based 'Macaroni Club' would attend a racecourse on this land. In the late 18th and early 19th Century during the reign of George III, enclosure took place here with the farm adopting the name of these former visitors. Nearby there is another farm named Macaroni Farm and also Macaroni Wood.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Philip Halling and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SP1806, 16 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 17 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 12 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Image Buckets ?
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1885 0691 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.6337N 1:43.6971W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1887 0689
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Other Tags
Farmland  Valley  Country Road 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image Type (about): geograph 
This page has been viewed about 19 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register