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Kingston Coat of Arms, Fishponds Park, Surbiton, Surrey UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AngelPick
N 51° 23.212 W 000° 17.661
30U E 688255 N 5696321
Quick Description: A fine sculptured Ash tree in Fishponds Park depicting the coat of arms of Kingston sculpted in 2004.
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/23/2011 11:29:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMCD2Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 3

Long Description:
I came across this whilst my wife was having a job interview nearby. A very nice park which unfortunately I never had time to fully discover. I will return as it is only a few miles from home.

The text came from the official Kingston on Thames website HERE with a few minor alterations and deletions.

Fishpond Park is a large site of 13.5 acres fronted by Ewell Road and borders onto Hollyfield Road and King Charles Road to the side and rear.
To the rear of the site is a nature conservation area which is very popular with dog walkers. From the bottom pond there is a clear view of St. Matthew’s Church. It is a nice site for picnics. At certain times of the year the church organise a variety of events in the park.
In the middle of the park there is a planted up area popularly known as ‘the dell’ which is a blaze of colour in the spring. On the bend on the main track off the Ewell Road entrance used to be a couple of Ash trees which had to be removed because of a fungal disease.
On one of these trees the main trunk has been left and sculptured into a depiction of the coat of arms of Kingston.

The physical address is:

Fishponds Park, King Charles Road, Surbiton, KT5 8ST

The mainline station is approx 1 km away and numerous buses pass the park.
Type of wood carving: Chainsaw carving

Artist's Name: Dennis Heath

Approximate size/height: 4m

Type of wood: Ash

Other type: Not listed

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