Friday, 11 October 2013

River Gade Kings Langley

River Gade
The Gade flows in a south easterly direction

Post to the north Kings Langley
Post to the east Abbots Langley
Post to the south Langleybury

A41
The A41 is a motorway standard road north of its junction with the M25 and built in the 1990s.  The old A41 continues through Kings Langley as the Watford Road.

Grand Union Canal
Home Park Mill Lock. Built around 1797 with brick walls and Timber gates. The bollards were probably cast in 1896 by London and Lancashire Engineering Co.
Lock cottage. 19th house in whitewashed brick.
Home Park Mill Link Road Bridge
Bridge – this is reached by a slip from Home Park Mill Link Road and is the continuation of the old footpath from Watford Road to Home Park House.
Kings Langley Motorway Bridge

Home Park Mill Link Road
The road was built in the 1990s paralleling Station Footpath and providing a link through industrial and trading units to Station Road
West Herts College. Kings Langley branch of the college in an industrial unit originally built on the trading estate in the 1980s for a pharmaceutical company.

M25 viaduct
The London orbital motorway crosses the canal, the Gade and the railway on a curved viaduct

North Grove Wood

Station Road
Home Park House.

Watford Road
Moat. This site could be the remains of a 13th lodge in the Royal Park. Nearby are ridge and furrow remains and other earthworks. Henry III built a hunting-lodge called 'Little London', with a moat between the Gade and the London road.
Broadfield Farm
Bottom line of the road disappears near the junction and goes off into the woods. So a new road continues as both the slip to the motorway and the through road

Sources
British Listed Buildings. Web site
Canalplan. Web site
Dacorum Council. Web site
Gatehouse Gazetteer. Web site

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