SE2869 : The Lake, Studley Park

taken 5 years ago, near to Studley Roger, North Yorkshire, England

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The Lake, Studley Park
The Lake, Studley Park
John Aislabie first began to create the landscaped gardens of Studley Park around 1716 but it was only after he retired from Parliament under dubious circumstances that he was able to devote fully to the task. During his time as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Aislabie guided the bill through the House of Commons whereby the South Sea Company would take over the national debt in exchange for government bonds. But when the South Sea Company collapsed in 1720 it was found that Aislabie had received £20,000 of company stock in exchange for his support for the scheme. He resigned as Chancellor and was found guilty of the “most notorious, dangerous and infamous corruption”. He was expelled from the House, removed from the Privy Council, and imprisoned in the Tower of London. Upon his release, he retired to Studley.

One of the landscaping features was the damming of the River Skell to create a series of lakes, the largest of which is called The Lake. Studley Park is a National Trust property and, along with Fountains Abbey is a designated World Heritage Site.

From my photo-diary for 12th May 2019 see LinkExternal link

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Geographical Context: Rivers, Streams, Drainage Park and Public Gardens Lakes, Wetland, Bog Primary Subject: Lake other tags: Lake River Ford Park Garden National Trust World Heritage Site Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · River Skell [34] · Fountains Abbey [12] · House [4] · Taking [3] Title Clusters: · The Lake, Studley Park [3] ·
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Date Taken
Sunday, 12 May, 2019   (more nearby)
Sunday, 12 May, 2019
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2817 6927 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:7.1119N 1:34.2318W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 28186 69278
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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