The Bulbourne flows south east wards
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Where the A41, the main railway line from Euston and the Grand Union Canal are adjacent. On the outskirts of Berkhamsted here is the sewage works
Post to the west Long Green
Post to the east Bourne End
A41 is a major trunk road that links London to Birkenhead. The original road
followed part of the line of the Roman Akeman Street and 18th Sparrows Herne
turnpike. This section which is part of the bypass road between Tring and the
M25 was finally built in the early 1990s to a lower standard than other parts
of the motorway sections. The 7-mile Berkhamsted bypass opened in September
Grand Union Canal
Little Heath Lane Lock
Sharpes Lane Bridge
Little Heath Lane
Parts of this
road are or were called Broadway Church Lane and also Haxters Lane
Berkhamsted Sewage Works. A sewage disposal
works has been on this site since the late 19th built by the then
Rural District Council. The works is now
owned by Thames Water and has been extensively upgraded in the 1990s. It
discharges into the canal and a reed bed is now installed as a filter and to
reduce foam into the canal.
Watercress beds on the south side of the river appear to have been served by a narrow gauge light railway or tramway
St. John. In the mid 19th Bourne End
was in the Northchurch Parish and it was felt that people in the eastern part
of the parish needed their own church, G. Gilbert Scott was commissioned to
design a church and it is thought to be of the first of his smaller churches. It
was consecrated in 1855. Stained glass windows were designed by Alfred Bell and
made by Powell’s in 1854. It was paid for by the rector plus a small donation
from the Duchy of Cornwall. In 1915 Bourne End became a parish in its own right
with its own vicar but now shares an incumbent with the St.Michael & All
Angels, Sunnyside. In 2001-2003 the church acquired a water supply, following
community efforts for a kitchen and toilet. Replicas of some stolen stained
glass have been installed. A new parish room has recently been built and is
attached to the west end of the church
Broadway Farm. 19th buildings for a family business.
”Peter the Wild boy” is said to have died here in 1785.
Pix Farm Lane
Pix Farm. In 1834 Robert Stephenson
assembled the steam locomotive Harvey Coombe here in order to assist construction
work, on the new railway line.
The lane was part of a through route from
Berkhamsted and may have been used to avoid the tolls on the turnpike road.
Station. Wikipedia, Web site.
Plan. Web site
Water. Web site
Archive. Web site
Johns Church, Bourne End. Web site
Water. Web site