Monday, 18 July 2011

Thames Tributary – Tributary to the River Roding - Clapgate

Thames Tributary – Tributary to the River Roding
The tributary flows north towards the Roding

 TL 57646 00211

Countryside area with a lot of commercial


Post to the north Stondon Massey
Post to the east Stondon Massey
Post to the west Kelvedon Hatch
Post to the south Kelvedon Hatch


Bushy Wood

Chivers Road
Stondon Place. This had originally been a farmhouse. William Byrd, the Tudor musician, lived, here following various events concerning the previous Catholic owners- which included efforts to evict him. Eventually in the 18th it was purchased with someone who also owned the Manor and it became the local Manor House again, and the house was rebuilt. Following more changes in ownership it was burnt down and rebuilt in the 1860s apparently using the fabric of the previous building. In the 1950s it was derelict and covered in creepers. It is in red brick and some 18th fireplaces remain inside.
The Coach House. Originally part of the estate of Stondon Place. It is a red brick 18th building with a clock tower

Clapgate Estate
This is a private plot land development with both commercial and residential uses.
Five Acres. Includes a boating lake and woods. Used at one time as a greyhound kennel and there are four stables, kennels, workshop, garage and a log cabin.
Five Elms nursery with greenhouses
Wallace Kennels established by Vera Robinson in 1975 as boarding kennels and later became a sanctuary for all animals in need
Stondon Works

Courtfield Wood
The wood is made up of oak and ash over a ground and there is alder close to the stream. The wood is used for a horse riding courses based at a nearby farm.

Ongar Road
Stondon Manor

Sources
Clapgate. Web site
Pevsner and Cherry. Essex
Wallace Kennels. Web site

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