Thursday, 26 December 2013

River Colne Stanwellmoor


River Colne
The River Colne flows south westward
Wraysbury River flows southwards

Post to the east Stanwell
Post to the north Poyle
Post to the south Staines Moor
Post to the west Wraysbury Reservoir


Cheltenham Villas
Houses built in 1934
It is said that from 1790 the parish owned five cottages used as poor-houses here. It is presumed any such workhouse was sold after the parish became part of Staines union in 1836 and was demolished shortly before the villas were built in 1934.

Farm Way
Lower Mill Farm. Part of this area once used for mineral extraction.
Mill. By 1791, this was a gunpowder mill owned by Curtis and Harvey 1832-1844. By 1896 it was a snuff mill. Soon afterwards it became a corn mill until it was burnt down in 1925

Hithermoor
Hithermoor Quarry has a history of sand and gravel aggregate extraction and land fill from the mid 1950s. Part of the site has been used for landfill of domestic waste.
Hithermoor Lake. Former gravel extraction site used by anglers

Hithermoor Road
This road was a cart track in 1920 and was called Stream Lane. There were ditches in either side and cottage had planks across them for access. The road was upgraded in 1964.
Moor Stud Farm.  Riding School.  This farm has had a number of names over the past 100 years.
Stevens Fun Fair

Leylands Lane
Road alignments have changed since the 1890s when Horton Road and Hithermoor Lane met Leylands Lane at the Colne.
Lower Mill. In the 18th Lower Mill stood where Leylands Lane crossed the Colne. It was used as a corn mill, but demolished at the end of the 19th. There is said to be a section of old wall on the site which was probably part of the building.  The site is now Ponderosa Mobile Home Park..

M25 
The road covers the line of the trackbed of the Staines and West Drayton Railway on this stretch

Sources
British History Online. Stanwellmoor. Web site
Crocker.  Gunpowder Mills Gazetteer
Spelthorne Council. Web site
Stanwellmoor Residents Association. Web site
Surrey County Council. Web site

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