SK5804 : Overthrow street lamp on New Walk

taken 6 months ago, near to Leicester, Great Britain

Overthrow street lamp on New Walk
Overthrow street lamp on New Walk
One of a number of the same design along New Walk and is Listed Grade II.
New Walk, Leicester :: SK5903
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)
Monday, 4 February, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
Period (from Tags)
19th Century 
Material (from Tags)
Cast Iron 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5882 0406 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.8670N 1:7.9424W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5882 0406
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Street Light  Grade II Listed  Grade II Listed Park 

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