Saturday, 9 February 2013

Yeading Brook - Yeading Meadows


Yeading Brook
The Brook flows south and eastwards

Post to the north Northolt Grange Estate

Ayles Road
Barnhill Community Centre, Barnhill Community Association was set up by the local residents association which until 1994 used Barnhill School for meetings and events. After the school closed they leased the buildings from the Council. Eventually, however, the site was to be used for a new school. However it provide possible to build a new centre with some of the resulting money. This was opened by local MP John Mcdonnell in 2004.
St. Raphael’s Roman Catholic Church, The parish was created in 1957, and services were held in a school hall until a church consecrated in 1961. It has a north-west bell tower and a raised porch on six columns

Canal Feeder
The remains of the feeder run parallel to the west of the Yeading Brook flowing southwards.

Down Way
Downe Manor Primary School

Fairholme Crescent
Grange Park

Kingshill Close
The Cedar Brook Practice. Designed by Alexander Sedgeley practice. GPs here wanted a new surgery on the site of an old refuse vehicle depot. The building is designed to reflect the semi-rural nature of the area. Eleven houses were built surrounding it.

Owen Road
Belmore Primary School. The school is in a mixture of 1950s and later buildings.

Pine Place
Canal feeder – reaches here in a modern culvert. This section sometimes carries rain water which eventually drains into a tributary of the Yeading Brook near the junction with Fairholme Crescent. The feeder can be seen clearly going southwestwards from here

Yeading Brook Fields.
The brook flows through the area which was classified as County Council open space and is now an area of Metropolitan importance. The grasslands have many plants associated with fen-like conditions making this area interesting to botanists. Hare's Hollows and the hay meadow on the edge of the brook, have many flowers like orchids, grass vetchling and the nationally rare narrow-leaved water plants.

Sources
Alexander Sedgeley. Web site.
Barnhill Residents Association. Web site
Belmore Primary School. Web site
British History. Hillingdon. Web site
London Borough of Ealing. Web site
London Borough of Hillingdon. Web site
London Wildlife Trust. Web site
Regents Canal feeder. Web site
Smyth, City Wildspace

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