The Edgwarebury Brook rises in this area and
Area of posh houses in a countryside setting
Post to the north Elstree
Post to the south Edgwarebury
Post to the west Elstree Hill
Elstree Open Space
Edgwarebury. First noted in 1657 and refers
to the manor house which was the focus of Edgware in the middle ages. The manor
was owned by All Souls, Oxford, from 1443.
Traces of Celtic fields.
Originally connected to Fortune Lane until
enclosure in 1854 when it was subsequently diverted. Locally it was once known
as Roman Road.
As Edgwarebury house it was the country home of armaments manufacturer Trevor Dawson, managing
director of Vickers. The 19th Tudor-style building claims to date
back to 1540. It was converted into a hotel in the 1960s, and operated as the Edgwarebury
Country Club. It has featured in many TV
and film productions, such as The Devil Rides Out in 1968 and appeared in the Avengers and East Enders.
Norwegian Barn. Used by the hotel, Sophia
Loren stayed here while filming locally and had her jewellery stolen. The site
was used for a new house controversially built in 2001
Dower House, another 19th house
Penniwells Farm. Riding for the Disabled charity
Sunrise Senior Living of Elstree
Bridge over the M25
Corus. Web site
Hertsmere Council Web site
Penniwells web site