Saturday, 29 August 2009

The London Surrey boundary - skirting Cane Hill


The London/Surrey/Croydon boundary goes up Rickman Road turning west along the southern boundary of Rickman Hill Recreation Ground and then north up its west side to Page Hill where it follows a footpath north.
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Suburban and countryside area on one of the steep valleys west of the A23 and railway lines coming out of Croydon.


Post to the north Chipstead Valley Road
Post to the east Cane Hill
Post to the south Millstock
Post to the west Chipstead

Sites on the Surrey Banstead side of the border
Chipstead
Means market place

How Lane
Woodlands Deer Farm
How Hills
White Hill

Sites on the London, Croydon side of the border
Coulsdon Lane
Coal post at the junction with Holmeoak Road, Portnalls Road, Rickman Hill Road and Hollymead Road

Portnalls Road
Portnalls

Rickman Hill Road
Knightsmead. A show place garden on heavy clay, designed for perfume and colour. It has spring bulbs, ferns and woodland plants; raised beds, water features, a conservatory and a glazed pergola.
Rickman Hill Recreation Field. bought by Coulsdon and Purley UDC in 1927. It has Mother Kitty’s Shaw in one corner

Whitethorn Avenue
Methodist Church
HA properties

Sources
Coal post. Web site
Croydon Council. Web site
Field. London Place Names
Surrey History

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