Yeading Brook flows south
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Suburban area with pleasant parks and woodlands
Post to the north Gutteridge Wood
Poat to the east Northolt Grange Estate
Community Centre. In 1977 a group of residents got together to raise funds. In 1980 the Council offered a derelict piece
of land and with funding from the G.L.C. the building was opened in late 1984.
Primary School. The school dates from 1949
feeder remains run south and parallels the brook to the east of it.
Lane has claims to be an ancient trackway between Uxbridge and Harrow – and maybe
part of a longer route. It has also been called Ridgeway.
canal feeder runs parallel to part of the lane and appears as a ditch
track. Circular cycle track marked in fields north of the lane
Meadow – the canal feeder crosses it. A meadow attracting butterflies which benefit
from the continued grazing of horses and cattle. This is part of the Yeading
Woods Local Nature Reserve. In the hedges are spindle trees. There are butterflies
here - brimstones, meadow browns, clouded yellows, and speckled wood. There are
also dragonflies and Rossel's cricket.
Bridge over the Yeading. This humped bridge was built in 1986 although it is an
old name for a bridge here in the 16th. The present bridge was opened by the
actor Bernard Miles, who in 1929 took part in an action here by local people
against the landowner to preserve rights of way.
Acre Wood. Oak plantation woodland surrounded by pasture and hedgerows with horses
grazing. There are birds and dragonflies from Yeading brook which borders it.
Lane Covert. Woodland beyond the farm
The Gorse. Small wood north of the lane and
west of the main recreation ground.
The canal feeder can be seen with some water
in it at the eastern end
Yeading Brook Regional Open Space
Yeading Brook Fields. This public open spaces lies south of Covert Wood and
the farm. The fields are dominated by tufted hair-grass, bent grass and Timothy
grass and other plants reflect the underlying damp environment. Willows and
hawthorn are dotted through the area. Sparrow- hawks, kestrels and house
martins are among the birds found here.
Field. Place names of London
John McDonnell MP. Web site
London Borough of Ealing, web site
London Borough of Hillingdon. Web
Middlesex County Council. History of Middlesex
Smyth. City wildspace