Friday, 30 October 2009

The London/Buckinghamshire border - Tilehouse Lane

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The London, Hillingdon/Buckinghamshire boundary goes northwards along the River Colne

The River Colne flows southwards

Post to the north Troy
Post to the east Harefield Moor


Sites on the Buckinhamshire side of the border

Tilehouse Lane
Halings House. Used as a WAAFF hostel in the Second World War. It was later bought by the aerodrome owners but they were unable to use it because of covenants. It has since has become Denham Nursing Home. Frequently used as a location in Dr.Who and Torchwood episodes.
Great Halings Wood
Northmoor Hill Wood. Now a nature reserve. The wood has a network of pathways and some swallow holes. The wood consists of oak and beech trees, with alder in the wet areas.
Wyatt’s Covert. Mobile Home Park.,
The TileHouse. Modern house was clearly on the site of an older house.
Little Halings. Home of Mike Oldfield in the 1980s. Garden created in the 1920s by Gertrude Jekyll.
Pumping House
Lesser Halings. New posh housing
Coster’s Cottages
Lodge
Denham Grove was previously Durdent Court. Hotel and conference centre

Sources
Bucks Geology. Web site
History of Denham Aerodrome. Web site
Natural England. Web site
Tilehouse Studios. Web site
Whovian locations. Web site

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