Friday, 27 November 2009

The London/Essex border - Sewardstonebury

TQ 39 96
The London/Waltham Forest/Essex boundary runs due east along the southern edge of Hawk Wood, crosses Bury Road and continues east on the same trajectory across the Forest.

Cuckoo Brook flows south west towards  Connaught Water


Post to the west Stewardstonebury
Post to the east Epping Forest
Post to the south Chingford

Sites on the Essex side of the border

Bury Road
Retreat of old Hawkwood Farm. Used as a lodge for Head keeper and then retreat. All this land was farmland is now part of the forest. Gradual acquisition of the area. Used as a fun fair and tea room

Bury Wood
Large wood of tangled hornbeam and oak that stretches for almost half a mile. Dense hornbeam has made it suitable for pollarding trials.
Woodman’s Glade. Longhorn cattle

Cuckoo Brook. The Brook drains the West Essex golf course from Bury Road and from land to the north near the Owl Pub. In the Forest it passes under the three rides before joining the overflow from Connaught Water. It used to be said there were "pot-boilers" in the bed of the stream - large flints cracked and crazed by heat – said to have been used to boil water after they were heated in a fire. it is a 'natural' stream with a disused meander loop.

Sewardstonebury

Sites on the London, Waltham Forest, side of the border

Chingford Plain
Was a farm lane once?

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