Cuffley Brook flows eastwards and is joined by another branch from the north
and then flows south.
Post to the south Cuffley
Post to the north Ponsbourne Park
Post to the west Carbone Hill
Park. Tolmers Manor belonged to the Bishop of Ely in the early
middle ages of whom Walter de Tolymer was a tenant. After the dissolution it
was held by the Earl of Leicester and then the Crown. In the mid17th
the Tudor manor house was replaced by the current Italianate building. In the
Great War it became a military hospital and then The Royal Victoria
Patriotic, girls’ boarding school. It became a
hospital again in the Second World War, and continued as a geriatric unit until
the 1980s. It is now flats.
post. Coal tax post at the point at which the road name changes to Newgate Street,
and by the stream. This coal post is
said also to have been under the railway bridge but which has now gone.
Water booster pumping station
Station – now converted to housing. It is a 19th pump house above a
well in the chalk built by the Metropolitan Water Board.
Street Bridge over Cuffley Brook with concrete road block from the Second World
post. This is supposed to be south of Newgate Street and north of Carbone Hill
but seems to have gone.
Bridge. Underneath are a line of concrete anti tank road blocks from the Second