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Nutfield

  Post to the north Warwick Wold Post to the east - end of posts Post to the south Nutfield Brook Bletchingly Post to the west Nutfield Marsh Glebe Quarry Glebe Quarry. Work on the M23 in 1972 (not surprisingly) exposed fuller's earth when the motorway alignment intersected the A25. This stimulated extraction in the area north of the ridge between Nutfield Church and the line of the motorway. This lasted until the late 1980s. Subsequent landscaping has left a lake at the north west corner of the site. Apart from the water, this is part of a large fuller's earth pit left in its working state. Pendell Road Pendell Court red-brick   built in 1624. a large Jacobean mansion standing in a picturesque and well-wooded park and now occupied by the Retired Services Club. a many-gabled   mansion in a pleasant park East Surrey Water Company Pump House Site 138 Pendell House. has been attributed to Inigo Jones 1636. Pendell Camp. Operations Room . When the M23 was constr

Nutfield Station

Post to the north Nutfield High Street Post to the east Nutfield - Coopers Hill Roa d Post to the south South Nutfield Post to the west South Nutfield Kings Cross Lane - Kings Mead Estate Housing Estate on old industrial land Brick and tile works .   This site operated until about the beginning of the 20th century but eventually became used by the Nutfield Manufacturing Co. Ltd. A brick and tile works to the SW of the village (later the acid works,) was purchased by Henry Edwards and its products were used in the construction of the village Jam container factory. In the Great War , jam was sold in containers made of cardboard or 'papier mache' impregnated with wax. The tops and the bottoms of the cartons were made of tinned steel. British wax refiners were asked to set up a reclamation plant. They company dissolved the wax from used cartons and reclaimed it by a distillation process. The papier mache was also recovered. The tin plate were passed on elsewhere for recovery.  Nat

Nutfield Marsh

Post to the east Nutfield Post to the south Nutfield High Street Nutfield Marsh Leather Bottle Cottage. Warm texture Peyton’s Cottages 18 th terraces Canal Cottage on Nutfield Marsh has a name which stands as a reminder of various canal schemes   but it was   built in the late 17th century though modified later. These canal schemes had in common that they would have passed through the marshes in the north of Nutfield Parish and through the marshy area we now know as Redhill. From thence The Weald could be reached by following the brook which meanders through Earlswood dodging the hills of the Lower Greensand. But it was all too near the railway age and these canal schemes never came to fruition

Nutfield High Street

Post to the north Nutfield Marsh Post to the east Nutfield Bletchingly   Post to the south Nutfield Station Post to the west Nutfield Cormongers Blacklands Meadow Park Works.   Park works was a collection of brick buildings from the 19th constituting a processing plant.   It was demol ished in 1988.   The cleared site is behind the old village school on the north side of the A25 in Nutfield village. Park Works was built for James Cawley who came from Bletchingley and started a large development of pits between Park Works and Cormongers Lane. Later it was called Cockley Quarry. Settling Pit.   North west of the site of Park Works is a wide shallow pit.   Here fuller's earth was allowed to settle after it had beenn ground up  in water.   T his was a method of washing and grading before kiln drying.   Later in the 19th the dried fuller's earth was graded using air currents created by a fan. High Street Fullers Earth Union Ltd. A modern complex works for woollen manufacture.

Nutfield Cormongers

  Post to the east Nutfield High Street Cormongers Lane Cockley Works. Fullers Earth Works. Side trails on the mine. Large pits were worked here for over 100 years into the 1980s but the plant was stripped out in 1981 and finally demolished in 1988. The pits were then used for land fill which was completed in 1993 and the site landscaped. Fullers Wood Lane Green Hut. This stood at east corner of junction of Fullers Wood Lane and the A25. and contained an electrical transformer but in 1982 it was identified as the site remains of vestiges of underground workings. U nderground galleries of abandoned mines have sometimes been uncovered by later working. There was a nearby collapse of the A25 in 1962, Paterson Court Old underground workings and near Fullers Wood Lane

Earlswood

  Royal Earlswood Hospital . This was a huge building with a central tower. It was originally the Earlswood Institution for Mental Defectives founded in 1847 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1862. It was considerably enlarged in 1870, and in 1903 new buildings meant they could take 600. The site had its own waterworks, gas works and electric generators. Closed in 1996. Staff Recreation Block. 1976. Secret tunnel.  I n 1987 several newspapers pursued a story that a number of relatives of the Queen Mother were kept in a men tal home near to Redhill.    This story included a story about the a special tunnel was built from Redhill Station to the hospital to allow discreet visits from VIP relatives. Three Arch Road Canadian Road. The East Surrey Hospital stands at the end of a concrete road built by the Canadian forces in the Second World War and which never used after the War. It runs from South Nutfield and although its original purpose is obscure it would have formed a bypass aro

Redhill North

  Gatton Park Road This is on the line of the 1804 turnpike road. Monson Road 99 was Parkes Cycle Works