This blog records notes about London (and Greater London) streets - what the buildings are, what the background is. These pages have been compiled over many years and from many sources - its not intended to copy from other people's work. Each post represents a square on the Ordnance Survey grid -and the vast majority of information is culled from map based source material - Ordnance Survey, A/Z, etc.
On some inner city squares only a quarter of each square is done because of the volume of material involved
Please add your comments and corrections - I am sure there are lots of mistakes - and my idea is to build up a correct record interactively
Red- it is (hopefully) there now Blue - its interesting but its gone No colour, same as the text - don't know. needs to be verified
Site of Shingle Hall. The Hall was part of the
Waltham Abbey estate. The manor extended into Great Parndon and the name came
from the roof of shingles on the medieval house. It is first mentioned in
1253.In 1303 it had a windmill. It
subsequently became part of the Copped Hall estate until the 16th.
At the dissolution of Waltham Abbey it passed to the Crown and was granted to
Lord Morley. Manor courts were still held here in the 19th century. The manor
house was demolished in 1899 and cottages built on site although the moat