TQ3277 : Autumn in Burgess Park, near Camberwell

taken 2 years ago, near to Camberwell, Southwark, Great Britain

Autumn in Burgess Park, near Camberwell
Autumn in Burgess Park, near Camberwell
An image taken in Burgess Park on a November day. Leaves were turning red and gold, and falling from the trees.

The path in this image follows the route of the former Surrey Canal.
Burgess Park :: TQ3377

Burgess Park, in inner South East London, is unusual as it is a large park created on a "brownfield" site.

The area was previously occupied by streets, houses and light industry as well as a branch of the Surrey Canal. Plans to create a park here started in the 1940s. At the time, there was very little green open space in this part of inner city London.

The park gradually grew, but in rather haphazard fashion with decaying, abandoned roads still cutting into the park. In 2011-2012 the park closed for about a year so that major work could be done to regenerate the park.

The Surrey Canal (former)

The Surrey Canal was a canal constructed in south London, during the early 19th century. It opened to the Old Kent Road in 1807, to Camberwell in 1810, and to Peckham in 1826. Its main purpose was to transport cargo, primarily timber to the Surrey Commercial Docks.
The Grand Surrey Canal closed progressively from the 1940s, with all but the Greenland Dock closing in the 1970s. Much of the route is traceable, as it has been turned into roadways and linear parks.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 November, 2019   (more nearby)
Thursday, 14 November, 2019
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Place (from Tags)
Burgess Park  South East London 
Near (from Tags)
Camberwell  Peckham  Walworth 
Season (from Tags)
Former (from Tags)
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3273 7760 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.9074N 0:5.3967W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3274 7760
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Autumn Colours  Autumn Tree Colour  Autumn Colour  Autumn Trees  Autumn Tree Colours  Line of Former Canal  Former Canal 

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