Saturday, 13 April 2013

Ellenbrook Sleapshyde

Ellenbrook.
The Ellenbrook flows south westward

Post to the south Colney Heath
Post to the north Nast Hyde
Post to the west Colney Heath

High Street
Recreation Ground. Colney Heath Football and Social Club. This is a family venue with two halls available for hire. The football club “The “Magpies” was founded in 1907 and were most successful in the late 1940s and 1950s. They moved to the Recreation Ground in 1952. A new clubhouse was built in 1989 and Floodlights were erected in 2000.

Johnson’s Spring
Woodland  
Cherry Green Trees. This was donated to North Middlesex Girl Guide Division by Herminie Eckstein in 1934. In the Second World War it taken over by the War Agricultural Committee. In 1949 a Nissen hut was erected and later a caretaker’s bungalow was built on site.  Later toilet and other facilities were added and it continues to be used by the Association for camping and other activities.

Roestock Lane
Roundhouse Farm

Sleapshyde Lane
Sleapshyde Farm. The farmhouse is a 16th hall house with a timber frame, cement-rendered and pargetted. Big 17th red brick chimney stack. 17th timber framed granary used as a dog kennel. Two barns late 17th with 19th attached stable. They are timber framed and weather boarded. The farm is now a centre for polo
Farm Cottage. 17th timber frame and plastered house
Methodist church. Wesleyan Methodist Chapel built around 1840. Now converted to housing
The Plough. Thatched pub dating back to the 17th with 19th and modern extensions.

Sources
British Listed Buildings. Web site
Cherry Green Trees. Web site.
Colney Heath Football Club. Web site
Plough Sleapshyde. Web site
Walford. Village London

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