Saturday, 31 October 2009

The London/Hertfordshire border - Maple Cross

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

River Colne
The Colne flows southwards


Post to the north Maple Cross
Post to the east Springwell
Post to the south West Hyde
Post to the west Maple Cross


Sites on the Three Rivers, Hertfordshire side of the border

Denham Way
West Hyde Playing Fields
Hertford Place. Offices – include Cadbury
The Cross Pub. An old pub which has been there longer than the Maple Cross estate that it now serves. It was a Salter’s of Rickmansworth public house as early as 1770, although it has been rebuilt
Rivers Office Park – include Renault, This area was water meadows belonging to Woodoaks Farm. In the 1930’s and 40’s the the water meadows were sold off and later became an industrial estate as the end of working with horses meant the need for less grazing

Long Croft Road
Maple Cross and West Hyde Community Centre

Maple Cross.
An area of predominately local authority housing.

Maplelodge Close
Maplelodge Farm. The Old Barn, listed
Maple Lodge Sewage Works. Owned by Thames Water. It is used as a storage facility for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) used to extinguish the fire at the Buncefield Oil Terminal. Sludge from the plant was also burnt to generate "green" electricity for the Millennium Dome. The plant was used in 1952 to test diffused aeration technology
Maplelodge Nature Reserve owned by Thames water with a management committee of local volunteers
Pynesfield Farm

Sources
Maple Cross. Wikipedia. Web site
Maplelodge. Web site
Three Rivers Council. Web site

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