SE3338 : The Castle in Roundhay Park - steps

taken 3 years ago, near to Roundhay, Leeds, Great Britain

The Castle in Roundhay Park - steps
The Castle in Roundhay Park - steps
Not a historic castle, of course - just a 19th century folly, restored in the late 20th century. Nevertheless it is listed grade 2 (list entry 1256171). See SE3338 : The Castle in Roundhay Park for context.
Roundhay Park, Leeds :: SE3337

Allegedly one of the largest city parks in Europe, Roundhay Park, covers an area of around 200 hectares (2 sq.km). That includes a golf course, two lakes and woodland, besides the grassed areas. The whole area is a Grade 2 scheduled park.

Originally a 14th century deer park, the area was used for quarries and mine workings by the late 18th century. the estate was bought by Thomas Nicholson, a wealthy banker, and his descendant William Nicholson sold it in 1871 to Leeds City Council, since when it has been a public park (apart from the golf course, which is private).

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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 10 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3349 3844 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:50.4681N 1:29.5512W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3349 3844
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Grade II Listed  Folly  Roundhay Park 

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