Roydon

 

Epping Road

Village School.  1877. Red brick and flint

Plough Cottage.  Half timbered

Plough Inn

High Street

Benham and Sons. Coal dealers 1901

Forge.  the house adjacent may be the oldest building in the village. It could date to the 11th   In about 1550 the chimney in the bay nearest the road was added. The house was then extended sideways and a new roof added. 

White Horse.  Timber framed building, rendered outside.

Crossroads

Roydon Cross.  A cross once stood at the top of the High Street at the centre of the crossroads

Mission Lane

This was a bridle lane to Halls Green. Once a green lane it now accesses playing fields, allotments and the open countryside. It was replanted in 1995/96 by pupils from Roydon School. 

Really Commission Lane. Commissioners allocated this land for the labouring poor.

Mission Orchard.  Established by local volunteers and contains Essex Varieties: Waltham Abbey Seedling, Chelmsford Wonder, D'arcey Spice, Discovery Monarch and George Cave. Roydon School uses it as an educational resource,

Roydon Park

Includes the Grove - an area of Woodland. One of the pre-1536 identified Essex deer parks.  This would have been a fenced area in which deer were kept to be used for fresh meat. Originally Crown property.


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