Monday, 24 August 2009

The London/Surrey boundary. Crown Ash Lane

Rural area between Biggin Hill and New Addington
Boundary London/Surrey/Bromley
The boundary continues to run northwards emerging from Mollards Wood. At Crown Ash Lane it turns west going at an angle slightly north of the lane to reach Skid Hill Lane.
TQ 4012859852

Countryside area surrounding patches of housing developments


Post to the west Skid Hill
Post to the south Norheads Lane

On the border
Crown Ash Lane

On the London, Bromley side of the border

Norheads Lane
Norheads Farm. Red brick farmhouse with 1715 on the date stone. Listed but It has been conversted to offices. There has been a farm at Norheads since Norman times. The old spelling of the word was ‘Norrads’. It was built for John Glover and shows the prosperity of the farm. fire marks issued by early insurance companies are fixed to the outside of the house. The Mormon family of Bromley Common owned the farm in the late 1880s.

Skid Hill
Skid hill House
Skid hill farm. The farm includes an SSSI where neglected grassland has been restored to chalk grassland with bee and pyramid orchids, yellow rattle, deer abnd buzzards

Sources
London Borough of Bromley. Web site
Pevsner and Cherry. South London

No comments: