A SQUARE BY SQUARE LOOK AT LONDON
TQ 46 60 An area of Woodland
The boundary leaves Perry’s Lane to follow Washney’s Lane and then New Year’s Lane.
The boundary again goes down country lanes which seem ancient and remote from the modern world. Here I recently saw real wild deer jumping about in a road which was actually inside the London boundary.
Post to the east Halstead
On the boundary
New Year’s Lane
The area around the lane – including Newlands Wood and Washneys was sold in 1909 by the Earl of Derby to A.W.Machonocie – an early producer of tinned food. Kit was again sold in 1927 to Smithers.
At the boundary the name has changed from Perry’s Lane to this
The Washneys. Common land
Compilation of this work has taken many years and numerous sources of material. In this area I would like to mention an excellent history of Knockholt by David Waldron Smithers.