Sunday, 15 August 2010

Thames Tributaries – the River Wandle - The Bourne, Woldingham Road

Thames Tributaries – the River Wandle
The Wandle Tributary, the Bourne, is said to rise in this area. It is an intermittent stream


Post to the north Bug Hill


Birch Wood
The Bourne rises here in a wet summer. As woe waters it is said to flow for 30 days towards Croydon, and then changes to flow towards West Wickham.

Woldingham Road
Five-arched brick viaduct built at the time of the Surrey and Sussex Junction Railway.
Bourne - flood waters collecting underneath the viaduct. It is said that the Bourne’s source is here.Viaduct Cottage at the foot of the viaduct on the north-east side of the road which looks like former railway property. It is sometimes called The Mumbles
Viaduct Lodge
Rosedene – now a garden centre
Birchwood House. Boarding kennels and cattery

Woldingham Station
Woldingham Station. Dates from 1885 although it was planned since 1833. It was opened as ‘Marden Park’ – at which time it had only a shelter and no facilities. The Line opened in 1884 as the Croydon, Oxted and East Grinstead Railway.
Station Lodge - the station master’s house.
Station Cottage – housing for railway staff
Siding used for a motorised trolley employed on tunnel maintenance.

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