SZ0894 : Ensbury Park: Boundary Road

taken 2 years ago, near to Ensbury, Bournemouth, Great Britain

Ensbury Park: Boundary Road
Ensbury Park: Boundary Road
Boundary Road was, as its name suggests, a boundary and it was quite a major one: it was the boundary between Hampshire and Dorset until 1931, when the area to the west of here was transferred to Bournemouth and thus to Hampshire. (The whole of Bournemouth would then transfer from Hampshire to Dorset 70 years later.)

While it has diminished in the importance of the boundary, it has gained importance as a route. Until quite recently it was a gravel road, when the A347 went along Wimborne Road through Moordown and Winton. But in the mid-1980s the A347 was rerouted to Redhill Avenue, through Redhill Common, and along here, so it is now a busy main road carrying much suburban and regional traffic to and from Bournemouth town.

We view it here at the traffic-light junction with Victoria Avenue; the houses have their own parallel service road which comes past the junction.

The sign, announcing the street name to traffic arriving from Victoria Avenue, is a modern one, erected around 2017, by which time the council had replaced the coloured logo, which had been prone to fading after a while, to simple wording BOURNEMOUTH BOROUGH COUNCIL in smaller type.

This is photo no.44 of a series of 453 in my coronavirus lockdown walking project:
See Link for the complete set of photos.
My coronavirus lockdown walking project :: SZ0795

In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, on 23 March 2020 the government announced a lockdown which effectively confined people to their homes, apart from essential journeys which included vital shopping, to help vulnerable people, and one period of exercise per day.

There was speculation about whether driving to a place of exercise, such as a beauty spot, was acceptable and guidelines were quickly made, that exercise should take place locally and direct from home.

So I drew a 2km radius around my home on a map and set out to walk along, across or past every named street and footpath within this circle.

I found that there are 451 such roads/paths, not including roads whose postal address is part of another road already included (such as some Courts, Terraces and Mews).

I undertook to take a photo of a sign for each one, mainly with some context of the road itself. They can all be viewed, along with my 2km map, here: Link

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Date Taken
Friday, 10 April, 2020   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 21 April, 2020
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0808 9450 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.0028N 1:53.2100W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0808 9451
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Road Sign  Suburb  Road  Detached Houses  Service Road 

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