Wednesday, 9 September 2009

The London/Surrey boundary - Cheam



The London/Surrey/Sutton boundary goes north east parallel to the north side of Cuddington Way until the end of that road. It then turns north west parallel with Cheyham Walk crosses Northey Avenue and continues on the same line to cross west drive and continues along the eastern edge of the playing fields.
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Posh suburban area

Post to the east Belmont


Sites on the Surrey, Epsom side of the boundary
Howell Hill nature reserve. This is made up pf old chalk spoil heaps which were left in the 1960s when the school playing fields were levelled. It was left for many years nut now has grass scrub and woodland. In the southern part are many downland flowers. - which include kidney vetch; bee, common spotted, fragrant, pyramidal and white helleborine orchids as well as two species of broomrape. There are many anthills, which provide food for green woodpeckers. There are more than 20 different kind of butterfly including green hairstreak and small blue. The area is grazed by sheep using hardy breeds Hardwick’s and Jacobs.

Northey Avenue
St.Andrew Presbyterian Church. The older part of this red brick and terracotta building was originally the church hall, designed by Motley, Brotherton & Mills, in 1924-7. The new part, is in moderne style by Maxwell Ayrton, 1931-3. There was further addition in the 1950s...

Sites on the London Sutton side of the boundary
Onslow Avenue
3-5 Craig House, Front-garden walls incorporate red brick walling from 17th Hare Warren.
7 Trewarren, Front-garden walls incorporate red brick walling from 17th Hare Warren.
9 High Trees, Front-garden walls incorporate red brick walling from 17th Hare Warren.
11 Merrow Front-garden walls incorporate red brick walling from 17th Hare Warren.
13 Lynwood Front-garden walls incorporate red brick walling from 17t h Hare Warren.
15 -Wood Lodge Front-garden walls incorporate red brick walling from 17th Hare Warren.
Green Gap, Front-garden walls incorporate red brick walling from 17th Hare Warren.
Driftwood, Front-garden walls incorporate red brick walling from 17th Hare Warren.
Wychwood, South Garden Wall to Wychwood. Front-garden walls incorporate red brick walling from 17th Hare Warren.

Villiers Grove
Primary School

Warren Avenue
Kink in the road is where the keeper’s cottage was for the Hare Warren
Front-garden walls incorporate red brick walling from 17th Hare Warren. The holes were for the hares to get through

West Drive
School

Wilbury Avenue,
Front-garden walls incorporate red brick walling from 17th Hare Warren.


Sources
Borough of Epsom. Web site
London Borough of Sutton. Web site
Nature Conservation in Sutton
Pevsner and Cherry. South London
Smythe, Citywildspace
St.Andrews.Web site 

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