TQ1879 : Gunnersbury Park boating lake - restored

taken 10 months ago, near to Ealing, Great Britain

Gunnersbury Park boating lake - restored
Gunnersbury Park boating lake - restored
As part of the Gunnersbury 2026 project, the lake was drained, the bank and a boat pontoon have been restored.
Gunnersbury Park :: TQ1979
Gunnersbury Park is a fascinating place with an interesting history. Previous owners include the Bishop of London, Princess Amelia (daughter of George II) and the last private owners, the de Rothschild family who sold the estate to Ealing Borough Council and Acton Borough Council for leisure use in 1925.

It is a huge space, over 186 acres, consisting of landscaped grounds with mature trees, open grassed spaces, sports fields (including pitch & putt), lakes and swingparks. There are 22 listed buildings on the site, including former mansions, a former royal bath house, an orangery, Gothic ruins, a temple and stables. Gunnersbury Park House is the larger of the two mansions and is home to a local history museum for the boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow. Gunnersbury House is located adjacent to Gunnersbury Park House on a terrace overlooking the mature landscaped grounds and orangery.

The former walled garden is now occupied by Capel Manor College which offers courses in horticulture, landscaping and related subjects LinkExternal link

Gunnersbury is a park of national significance, registered as Grade 2* by English Heritage. Sadly, it is in a state of disrepair and decline and is also listed by English Heritage as one of the top 12 'at risk' properties in England, due to the large amount of investment needed to restore and repair the Buildings and landscape.

Further reading is available here...

Borough of Hounslow : LinkExternal link
English Heritage : LinkExternal link
Wikipedia : LinkExternal link
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TQ1879, 113 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 January, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Lake 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1884 7922 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.9661N 0:17.3597W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1886 7921
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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