Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Thames Tributary Earlswood Brook - Woodhatch

Thames Tributary Earlswood Brook
The Earlswood brook flows westwards towards the


Post to the east Earlswood Common
Post to the south Lonesome Lane
 Arbutus Road

Road built in the 1950
Site of Meadvale Brickworks of William Brown and Sons which was adjacent to the fishing and boating lakes.


Earlswood Common
New pond. Had been used for swimming and a bathing area with steps, paved bottom, diving board, fence around and shrubs for screening, was provided after the First World War. The lake has a concrete bottom and had been used to test First World War tanks to cross flooded areas. The pond had originally been formed by the removal of clay in the 1300s

Lonesome Lane
Lonesome Lane Recreation ground

Pendleton Road
Originally called Union Road because it was the site of the workhouse. Pendleton was the middle name of a local resident.
Redhill and Reigate golf club and clubhouse. Oldest golf club in the area
Reigate School. Secondary school
Mackrells Earlswood Pottery

Rushet Road
Dovers Green School. Primary school

Willow Road
Road built in in the 1950s

Woodhatch road
New Pond Farm

1 comment:

Richard M Brown said...

Mackrells was on the North side of Pendleton Road. It was the home of William Brown my GGrandfather. The house was replaced with 3 blocks of flats which bear the name Mackrells. The pottery and tile works were near the house & were redeveloped as part of the Woodhatch Housing Estate post WW2. Estate put up 1948 -circa 1952.
The family brickworks were about 1 mile South by New Ponds.