Sunday, 27 October 2013

River Chess. Blackwell Hall

River Chess
The Chess flows south eastwards
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Countryside area on the further reaches of the Metropolitan Line. Posh countryside though

Post to the west Chesham Bois
Post to the east Latimer Park

Blackwellhall Lane
A William Blackwell was a local landowner in the 13th.
Blackwell Hall. The Hall fronts onto the Chess and is on the site of an important ancient manor. It is a half timber and plaster house originally 15th. It was based on a hall with a solar at one end and another room at the other.  Later an upper floor was installed and plaster replaced by brick.
Blackwell Farm.  The farmhouse is a timber framed 15th hall and crosswing house. Barn from the 16th or 17th with a timber-frame. It is weatherboarded, on a brick plinth and has a central wagon door. The stables are now converted to housing.

Sources
British History. Buckinghamshire. Web site
British Listed Buildings. Web site
Chess Valley History Group. Web site

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