Sunday, 17 November 2013

River Colne - West Hyde

River Colne
The Colne flows southwards

Post to the north Maple Cross
Post to the east Harefield
Post to the south Troy
Post to the west Chalfont Lane


Coppermill Lane
The Coy Carp pub. The pub was previously called The Fisheries or the Fisherman’s Inn and is said to predate the canal.
Colne Bridge
Transformer Station.
Clare House. Headquarters building of road and rail engineers, Clancy Docwra. The firm began in Wembley in 1958 and moved their headquarters to Clare House in 1983.
Pumping Station
SAE. Coppermill Court. Distribution Depot.
The Oaks previously called the Royal Oak and then The Fisherman’s Tackle.

Denham Way
A412 built as part of the North Orbital Road

Old Uxbridge Lane
Lynsters Farm. Catholic Worker Farm. The Catholic Worker movement dates from 1933. The farm runs as a caring community, housing destitute women and doing good and green works plus peace vigils. The farm house is 15th later altered and extended with a timber frame.
Lynsters New and Old Lakes and Weller Pool. Used for fishing, these are old gravel workings.
West Hyde and Maple Cross Youth Centre. Dates from the 1970s.
West Hyde Residential Centre. In the old school buildings of West Hyde Primary School which opened in 1914 and closed in 1965
St.Thomas of Canterbury. Church of England. 1844. This church along with St. Peter's, Mill End and St John's, Heronsgate, form a joint ministry. It dates from 1844 by Thomas Smith
Goodlake Memorial Hall was build opposite the church in 1889. This had gone by the 1950s and the site is now a modern private house.
School opposite 1890s, 1960s the old school West Hyde National School was established in 1862, enlarged in 1874 and 1901, and replaced by a county school across the road in 1914
Royal Exchange. The now demolished Royal Exchange was said to be stables for the King's horses on the royal route to Windsor. In 1817, 29 families there but they were demolished and 7 houses were built on the site in the mid 1960s.
Pynesfield Manor. House from the 15th extended and altered but with a timber frame. It is one of the earliest recorded sites in the village and dates from 796 AD. It is said to have a fine small Tudor fireplace
May Cottage, 17th house with a timber frame.
Jolly Gardeners. Closed and now housing but the emblem above the door remains.
Pleasant Place. Methodist chapel and Pleasant Place Cottages, The cottages were built about 1783. A Methodist chapel was built in here 1875 by Billy Saunders, the baker, in his front garden, Services were held there until 1912 when it became a fish and chip shop.
Pynesfield Lake. Another flooded gravel pit used for angling

Sources
Catholic Workers Farm. Website
Clancy Docwra Web site.
Coy Carp. Web site
GLIAS Newsletter.
St.Thomas. Web site
The Oaks. Web site
Visitor UK. Web site

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