TQ4577 : After a rain shower on Winns Common

taken 1 year ago, near to Plumstead, Greenwich, Great Britain

After a rain shower on Winns Common
After a rain shower on Winns Common
Plumstead Common was purchased for the people in 1877. Before that, the parish council had grazing rights and free access, even though the land was owned by Queens College, Oxford. From 1871 the College had allowed the Army access and it was largely turned into a military training ground. This led to a storm of protest and a procession to the Common took place. Their leader was temporarily imprisoned and further protest took place until an Act of Parliament authorised purchase of the Common by the Metropolitan Board of Works.

The eastern part of Plumstead Common is known as Winns Common and this part of the Common is characterised by steep roads leading down towards lower Plumstead and also steep slopes to the east and south. The Green Chain Walk drops down through the woods of Bleak Hill to reach Wickham Lane before continuing on to reach Bostall Woods and Lesnes Abbey.

After yet another heavy shower the sun came out again. The houses in the distance are at the top of Lakedale Road.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 November, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 26 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe  Air, Sky, Weather 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4532 7792 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.8944N 0:5.4823E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4534 7788
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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