Monday, 22 August 2011

Thames Tributary River Roding - Chigwell

Thames Tributary River Roding
The Roding continues to flow south west and south and is joined by a tributary from the west

TQ 42535 93002

Area of sports fields  and amenities alongside the Roding and the M11

Post to the north Buckhurst Hill
Post to the west Buckhurst Hill
Post to the east Chigwell
Post to the south Woodford Bridge


Lower Queens Road
Buckhurst Hill Community Primary School


Luxborough Lane
Site of Luxborough House. This mansion was at the end of the lane and was built for Robert Knight, Baron Luxborough and cashier for the South Sea Company. He fled abroad after the scandal but eventually got a peerage anyway. House demolished 1800
Luxborough Lane Lake. This was a gravel pit now flooded and used for carp fishing.
Old Loughtonians Hockey Club. The club is associated with Loughton School and the Old Loughtonians Trust. The original Loughton Hockey Club became the Old Loughtonians in 1920. They originally played at High Beech in the Speedway’s dirt-track and then to the London Playing fields at Fairlop and then to The Old Blues Rugby Football Ground. When the M11 was built they bought the Luxborough Lane site which opened with a new clubhouse in 1980.
Recycling Centre for Household Waste. Epping District Council
Spurs Lodge. Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Training Ground

M11
Bridge for Central Line between Chigwell and Roding Valley. Built 1972 with a 152ft span concrete bridge.

Railway – Central Line
From here on the line to Chigwell a double track curves east on a high embankment across the Roding Valley, and crosses the river on a three arch brick viaduct.

Sources
Epping Council. Web site
Essex County Council. Web site
Old Loughtonians,. Web site
Pevsner and Cherry. Web site
SABRE. Web site
Tottenham Football Club. Web site



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