TQ1879 : Gunnersbury Park cafe seen across boating lake

taken 9 months ago, near to Acton, Ealing, Great Britain

Gunnersbury Park cafe seen across boating lake
Gunnersbury Park cafe seen across boating lake
The cafe has been rebuilt, and opened recently. See TQ1879 : Gunnersbury Park cafe for more details.
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
Tuesday, 20 March, 2018   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 20 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Cafe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1896 7925 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.9808N 0:17.2555W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1879 7916
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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