SP2476 : Southeast on Barretts Lane, Balsall Common

taken 1 year ago, near to Balsall Common, Solihull, Great Britain

Southeast on Barretts Lane, Balsall Common
Southeast on Barretts Lane, Balsall Common
On the left is the former Sunnyside Farm; some derelict outbuildings remain. The timber-framed house appears to have been divided and refronted as cottages. The brick wall is capped with massive blocks of red stone, probably the Permian sandstone from Kenilworth. Houses on the right are typical of Balsall Common, a large commuter village that grew from an Arden hamlet after the coming of the railway. Berkswell station on the Coventry-Birmingham line was built to serve ancient Berkswell village to the north. Commuters and freight are also served by the A452 through the village.
The A452
The A452 runs from Leamington Spa, Warwickshire to Brownhills in Staffordshire. It is the major link to the M6 motorway for both Leamington and Warwick in addition to serving as Leamington's link to the M40 motorway and to Coventry.

Between Brownhills and Kenilworth it follows the line of the ancient drover's road called the Welsh Road, which probably has pre-Roman origins.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Village, Rural settlement 
Place (from Tags)
Balsall Common 
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Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2436 7695 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:23.4023N 1:38.6085W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2433 7699
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Mixed Housing 

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