TL4459 : Chesterton Sewers 1899

taken 1 year ago, near to Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Chesterton Sewers 1899
Chesterton Sewers 1899
A bit of history preserved in a drain cover at the junction of Clare Street with Hale Street (formerly Queen Street). Although just a few minutes' walk from the city centre of Cambridge, this area lay within the parish of Chesterton, named from the Roman fort north-west of the river (Latin Castra, Anglo-Saxon Ceastre), a district not absorbed into Cambridge until 1912 and which therefore had to arrange its own utilities when the surrounding streets of terraced housing were laid out from the 1880s. Most of the ironworks have subsequently been replaced by new ones labelled "Cambridge Corporation", so this example is an interesting survival.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 July, 2020   (more nearby)
Saturday, 25 July, 2020
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Waste, Waste management 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4452 5948 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.8752N 0:6.8353E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4452 5948
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Drain Cover  Sewer Manhole 

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