Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Riverside. north of the river and west of the Tower. Wraysbury riverside




This post refers to sites north of the river only. South of the river is Old Windsor Beaumont


Post to the north Remenham Park and Old Windsor Saxon Town
Post to the south Runneymede Magna Carta

This area consists of roads running through a still rural area on what was farmland and marshes until the 20th.   Housing is scattered and in large plots, most post Second World War.  After the Great War people began to move to the riverside area –building temporary housing often as holiday homes sometimes on isolated sites.  Gradually ‘proper’ housing was built on these plots, and that is what remains today with a huge mixture of styles of building. There is a complete dearth of any community buildings – churches, play areas, amenity sites, anything.  Several roads are ‘private’ in that, presumably, they provide their own services and have a residents’ management board.  The area, once farmland, is very prone to flooding

Magna Carta Lane
Leading to Magna Carta Island

Ousleley Road
This may have joined to Ouseley Road in Old Windsor, via a ford

Sources
Fraser. A history of Slough
Wraysbury Village. Web site

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