Monday, 20 June 2011

Thames Tributary River Roding – Stanford Hall Brook tributary to the Cripsey Brook - Magdalen Laver

Thames Tributary River Roding – Stanford Hall Brook tributary to the Cripsey Brook
Stanford Hall Brook flows south eastwards towards Cripsey Brook and the River Roding


TL 51 09

Post to the north - Great Wilmores 51 10
Post to the west - Magdalen Laver - 50 09
Post to the south - Magdalen Laver 51 07
Post to the east - High Laver - 52 09


Magdalen Laver
“Laver” comes from an Old English word meaning 'stream'

Tile Gate Road
St. Mary Magdalen built of flint rubble with some Roman brick and there are also two pudding stone boulders in the north corners of the wall, thought to be markers. There is a timber tower, which was added in 1567, and which is surmounted by a boarded pyramid roof. The church was ‘restored’ in 1856 and in 1912 a pipe organ was bought from Christ Church, Albany Street . There are two bells, one of which is 14th to the honour of St. John. A 15th font, which was in the rectory garden, is now back in the church.
Fish ponds
Tile Gate Farm. This may be 16th but has a later farm-house built in front
Barn with 16th timbers. This is now housing

Pole Lane
This is said to have once been the main street of a medieval village, deserted at the Black Death.
Moated mill mound, covered with trees, plus a modern causeway on the south-east.

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