SJ8639 : Trentham Gardens: kingfisher sculpture

taken 2 years ago, near to Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain

Trentham Gardens: kingfisher sculpture
Trentham Gardens: kingfisher sculpture
Carved from a dead tree trunk by the river Trent.
Trentham Gardens :: SJ8640

Trentham Gardens is a country estate of 450 hectares between Stoke and Stone in Staffordshire. The gardens were created by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown for the Duke of Sutherland, centred around a mile-long lake fed from the adjacent River Trent with formal gardens in the Italian style by Charles Barry to the north. Most of the original hall (also by Barry) at the north end of the estate was demolished c.1912, the remaining parts being grade II* listed. The estate as a whole is a Grade II* listed park (list entry 1001168).

For much of the 20th century following demolition of the hall, public access to the estate was free, and at various times the site included a Lido, ballroom and deer park.

After a period of closure from about 1980, the gardens reopened in 2004 but are now commercially owned and access is now by a fee, with a supplemental charge for entrance to the 'Monkey Forest' in the wooded hillside to the west of the lake. The main entrance is at the north-east corner through the open air shopping mall.

River Trent

The River Trent is the third longest river in England (185 miles). It rises on Biddolph Moor, Staffordshire, then follows a generally north east to northerly path to join the River Ouse at Trent Falls. The Ouse & Trent combined form the Humber Estuary.
It is a very important river, economically having a number of Power Stations and industrial sites along its banks. It is navigable as far as Burton-On-Trent.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 March, 2020   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 10 March, 2020
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Country estates 
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Trent 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8695 3949 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.1576N 2:11.7411W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8694 3949
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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