SP9111 : Buckingham Road, Tring in the snow

taken 12 years ago, near to Tring, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Buckingham Road, Tring in the snow
Buckingham Road, Tring in the snow
When there is a heavy fall of snow priority goes to clearing through roads, especially those with buses, such as Miswell Lane. Only later (after this picture was taken) are house estate roads such as this one cleared by spreading salt.
Note the number of parked cars both on the road and on drives. When the estate was first occupied around 1970 most houses only had one car - which was often parked in the garage. Some forty years later many houses have two or more cars and the garage is used as a storage area.
Buckingham Road Area, Tring

Buckingham Road is off Miswell Lane, and the East end of the road was formerly the site of the Red House, Miswell Lane, and its gardens. The first part of the estate (odd 1-33, even 2-10), plus Weavers Roar and Anns Close, were built in the late 1960s. The houses were all three or four bed roomed, mostly semi-detached - but with some 5 house terraces.
The west end of the road, Oakley Lane, Fairthorn Close, and the west end of Highfield Road were built around 1970. These houses were somewhat smaller terraced houses, many with garages in separate blocks. Some of the houses in Oakley Lane and Fairthorn Close have no direct frontage onto the road.

Tring to Drayton Beauchamp Footpath :: SP9011

This is an ancient footpath that originally ran in a virtually straight line from the centre of Tring across open fields towards Drayton Beauchamp.
The Tring end, in Hertfordshire, reference number TT 48, is now part of the town and parts have been diverted in housing estates or along roads. In 2015 the last section in Tring ran across Sallery's field but will be rerouted when planned development takes place in this area.
The Buckinghamshire part passes Beeches Farm and Broadview Farm Farm, Farm. It is not clear whether, before the canal was built in 1797, it went directly to Drayton Beauchamp church or past Upper Farm to the village.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Friday, 14 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Air, Sky, Weather 
Primary Subject of Photo
Housing Estate  Snow 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9142 1146 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.6598N 0:40.5485W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9137 1143
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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