Thursday, 17 September 2009

The London/Surrey Boundary - Hogsmill & Bonesgate

SQUARE BY SQUARE LOOK AT LONDON
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The London/Surrey/Kingston boundary continues up the Hogsmill River and then up the Bonesgate Stream

Post to the west Bonesgate
Post to the north Old Malden
Post to the south West Ewell


Sites on the boundary
Bonesgate Stream
used to be an important contributor to the Hogsmill's water supply. rises Ashtead Common, flows through Chessington and joins the Hogsmill south of the Kingston Road. flows through land still used for agriculture.

Sites on the Surrey, Epsom side of the boundary
Riverview
Riverview Church of England School

Ruxley Lane
164 Kingfisher
Ruxley Farm
Epsom and Ewell High School
Ruxley Splash – this was a ford on the Hogsmill
14-16 demolished by a crashed aircraft in 1945 – the plane was on a test flight from Weybridge when problems arose, and the pilot baled out.
Ruxley Methodist Church 1960 – now united with St.Francis of Assisi for joint use of their building.
St Francis of Assisi (Church of England) founded in 1939 but since demolished because of subsidence

Watersedge Estate
Developed on the site of a sewage works. Epsom Board of Health sewage treatment sites established in Ewell. When no longer needed the sites were developed during

The material used here has been collected over many years and from many sources

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