Monday, 24 August 2009
The London/Surrey boundary. Caterham on the Hill
The London/Surrey/Croydon boundary goes along Kenley Close and turns south down Gauntlet Gardens and then south west to follow the edge of Coulsdon Common as far as Stites Hill Road.
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Suburban area surrounding common land and on the edge of the airfield
Post to the east Kenley Common
Post to the south Caterham Barracks
Sites on the London, Croydon side of the border
This was named like this as a field name on farmland
Rydons Wood. A section of a ancient woodland, which was traditionally coppiced – and some of which is now being done by volunteers.
139 The Old Forge. listed
Kenley Airport - Opened as an AAP in 1917 with 14 large hangars it became a permanent RAF station in 1920s. It was Sector HQ for the Battle of Britain and was extensively bombed and also hit by V1s. The RAF ceased flying here in 1966 but uses the site for gliders. There are married quarters, mess buildings, etc.Memorial to those who served at RAF Kenley.It was unveiled in 2001 and stands within a restored fighter pen
Kenley Observatory – owned by local astronomy society
Waterhouse Farm. The land stretched from where Kenley Airport is to the Waddington Arms.
British Listed Buildings. Web site
London Borough of Croydon. Web site
Osborne. Defending London
Pevsner and Cherry. South London
Posted by M at 12:45