Thursday, 4 April 2013

Mymshall Brook Lower Woodside

Mymshall Brook
Two tributary streams rise in this area, join and flow south
A tributary stream runs parallel to Wildhill Road

Post to the south /Foxes Lane

Lower Woodside
The area now known as Woodside was once part of Hatfield Great Park. It was surrounded by a wooden paling seven miles long and contained oak and beeches interspersed with open glade of grass where tenants of the manor had a right of pasture. It was enclosed in the 19th.  There were also clay pits and potters in the area.

Millwards Park
Millward’s was originally part of Hatfield Great Park used for hunting but which was used for forestry from the early 19th and was replanted in the 1960s. It has conifers with oaks, bracken and some ornamental species. It is a county wildlife site.
Halfwayoak Pond

Wildhill Road
Gate lodges at the south entrance to Hatfield Park. This is also called Pepper Pot. The smaller left hand lodge might be 17th. They are in red brick and are octagonal. Beyond the gates the drive to Hatfield House continues along the eastern edge of what is now Millward’s Park.
Gates are 19th cast iron

Sources
British Listed Buildings. Web site
Webster. Great North Road
Welwyn Hatfield Council. Web site.

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