Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Rags Brook - Goffs Oak

Rags Brook
Rags Brook flows east towards Turnford Brook and the River Lee

Post to the west Goff's Oak
Post to the east Flamstead End
Post to the south Goff's Oak
Andrews Lane
Named for the manor of Andrews, which is first noted in the 15th.
Rosedale Sports Ground – home to a number of sports clubs, including rugby and cricket.

Burton Lane
Burton Lane follows the line of the Boundary Bank, which has been claimed as the ancient boundary between Essex and Hertfordshire.  It was a boundary which divived inheritance claims of older and younger sons. 
Prince of Wales. Beer house in the 1840s which was rebuilt.

Dig Dag Hill
This may be part of an old route from a ford over the Lee to Dunstable and beyond.  A boulder once existed here and it has been claimed this was a route marker.
Isolation hospital once built here

Rags Lane
The line of the Boundary Bank continues up the lane
The Burton Grange. Once called Swiss Cottage but changed in 1875. Now a restaurant and wedding venue.

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