SK3516 : Victorian cottage on Burton Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

taken 2 months ago, near to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Victorian cottage on Burton Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Victorian cottage on Burton Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
There's very little to show the origin of this cottage, but the gate into the little field is the nearest to a give-away.

This was the crossing keeper's cottage for a level crossing on the Ashby to Melbourne and Derby railway line which closed to passengers in 1930, and freight in 1980. The V-shape of the field is due to there being a junction here to sidings which themselves followed the line of the original horse-drawn Ticknall Tramway. The sidings served the towns gasworks, with a large gasometer at the end of the field where the blue shed can be seen. Until 1927, the Burton and Ashby tram ran along the main road here.

There is a bench mark LinkExternal link on the corner of the cottage.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 15 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Period (from Tags)
Mid 19th Century 
Former (from Tags)
Tramway  Tramroad 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3549 1685 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.8866N 1:28.5406W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3549 1683
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Level Crossing (Site Of)  Crossing Keepers Cottage (Former) 

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