Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Thames Tributary River Roding - Debden

Thames Tributary River Roding
The Roding flows westwards and is joined by a tributary from the south

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The bridge between down market Debden and Essexey posh Chigwell


Post to the north Debden
Post to the west Loughton
Post to the south Chigwell
Post to the east Abridge Road

Chigwell Lane
Loughton Bridge. This is an ancient crossing although the earliest reference is in the 13th. In the 17th it became a county bridge but the area is subject to flooding and in 1809 it was destroyed by floods and rebuilt in timber by Johnson as County Surveyor but this lasted until only 1824. The next rebuilding provided tunnels under the causeway to channel flood water and there are more recent flood relief schemes here.
Mill - There was possibly a mill and mill dam here.

M11
Junction 5. This has no northbound Mway access

Sources
British History. Online. Essex
SABRE. Web site
Victoria County History of Essex

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