Colne flows westwards
Post to the east Brightwells
Post to the west Croxley Hall
Common Moor is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Local Nature Reserve
managed by Three Rivers District Council, the Countryside Management Service. It
is historically in Watford Parish but the commoners rights lie in Croxley. The
character and plants of the Moor are a result of centuries of commoners grazing
livestock. This prevented trees and scrub from growing but more recently since cattle
grazing on the Moor has become less common scrub has developed. Approximately
30 cows graze the Moor between June and October and can roam the whole site.
The scrub is a good habit for birds and also for insects and grass snakes. Water
Voles, Red Kites and a Red Backed Shrike have been recorded here. The many ant
hills across the site show its undisturbed nature.
of a larger industrial and trading area.
Watford and Rickmansworth railway
- Ebury Way, on the line of the defunct railway partly runs through this area
Asbestos Co Ltd Handcraft Works. Dated from 1930. Taken over by Cape
Asbestos in the 1950s. They made roof sheeting, huts, etc.
House, now in multiple occupation as flats for staff from Merchant Taylors School.
It is 18th in red brick, this was originally Tolpits Farm.
fields with running track, these belong to merchant Taylors School.
Friends of Croxley Common Moor.
Grace’s Guide. Web site
Merchant Taylor’s School. Web