Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Catharine Bourne - Rapley Park

Catharine Bourne
The Catharine Bourne flows north eastwards

Post to the south Mimms Lane
Post to the east South Mimms
Post to the north Ridge Hill

Dovers Green
Site of old brickworks, now in other use. Shenley is said to have been a centre for brickmaking.

Packhorse Lane
RSPCA Animal Rescue Centre in Southridge Farm
Rabley Heath– the area around the farm and houses are described as being a small hamlet.
Rabley Park. 18th house. The Catherine Bourne is damned in the Park to provide a small lake.
Tank Trap from the Second World War near Rabley Park
Rabley Park Farm. The farmhouse is 17th roughcast with a timber frame. Barn 18th timber.
Stone pillar in a field to the east of the road by tradition marking the spot where Warwick died after the battle of Barnet. It has also been said that Rabley Park was then a nunnery.
Pit – assume that this was associated with the Dovers Green brickworks

Rectory Lane
Pinks Farm.
Keepers Cottage

Sources
British Listed Buildings. Web site
Brooklands Park. Web site
RSPCA. Website

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