SK5903 : 'The Clothier', New Walk

taken 3 years ago, near to Leicester, Great Britain

'The Clothier', New Walk
'The Clothier', New Walk
Sculpture (2010) by John Atkin representing Leicesterís rich heritage in the textile and fashion industry.
New Walk, Leicester

This was developed by the Corporation of Leicester as part of an enclosure scheme which would enable new building in an area above the Soar flood plain, where development had become increasingly cramped. New Walk itself was created as a path leading out to agricultural lands, and the town's racecourse.
Initially no development was allowed along New Walk itself, but it was permitted from 1824 onwards with restrictions - only footway access to the path was allowed, and buildings had to be set back at least 10 yards. Owners were to provide an iron palisade fence along their frontages, whereon the Corporation would remove the existing hedge and ditch. Development, as with the remainder of the newly enclosed area which covers largely the area of the current New Walk Conservation Area, was piecemeal, with only the street layout being determined from the outset. As a result, New Walk includes buildings from between 1825 and the 20th Century with a wide variety of architectural styles.
See LinkExternal link for details of the New Walk Conservation Area.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 January, 2019   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 30 January, 2019
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City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5922 0382 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.7349N 1:7.5904W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5922 0382
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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