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Mymshall Brook. Dyrham Park Farm

The London/ Barnet/Hertfordshire border goes south east and crosses the Barnet By Pass Post to the west Ridge   Post to the south Dyrham Park   Post to the east Dancers Hill Post to the north Bignall's Corner Rural area intersected by the A1 Mymshall Book The Mymshall Brook flows north eastwards and is joined by a tributary from the west Blanche Lane Barnet By pass A1 Dyrham Lane Dyrham Park Farm . dairy farm St. Albans Road Wash farm Sources Dyrham Park Farm. Web site

Mymshall Brook Dancers Hill

Mymshall Brook The Mymshall Brook flows northwards Post to the south Knightsland Post to the west Dyrham Park Farm Post to the north Mimms Wash TQ 23360 99316 Interesting area as the old main road to Holyhead and its various by passes climb out of the metropolitan area. Plus some big houses. Dancers Hill Road This is referred to as Ryverstrete Lane in 1479, Reeves Street in 1604. Green Dragon Lane in 1750 and afterwards as Dancers Hill Road Dancers Lane Pre-Telford Holyhead Road goes through the village. This was once part of Wash Lane to the north, and its junction with Dancers Hill Road called Cuckolds Corner.  Dancers Hill House . Built.1750-60. and remodelled since. Built for Charles Ross in stuccoed brick. There is a ground floor conservatory in the front. The grounds were laid out in the 18 th with an avenue to the north. Grotto . Late 18th and built of flint and limestone dry rubble. It is an irregularly shaped mound with many small openings. It is next to a sma

Mymshall Brook Knightsland

Mymshall Brook Two tributaries flow into the Dyrham Park Lake, one from the south and one from the east. They exit as the Mymshall Brook, flowing northwards Post to the west Dyrham Park Post to the south Barnet Post to the east Kitts End Post to the north Dancers Hill St. Albans Road Knightsland Farm . The farm itself dates from at least the 15 th . The farmhouse was cased in brick in the 18 th     and it has a Timber frame.   Inside is a hall with a single long crosswing. There is linenfold panelling with 17 th pilasters and an Original semi-octagonal stair with square newel post. There are wall paintings of about 1590-1610 on the first floor made up of 4 panels representing the parable of the Prodigal Son. It was the original home of Admiral Byng while Dyrham Park was being built. Green Dragon . The pub was originally on Kitts End Road and called ‘Mandeville’ in 1623. It was renamed the Green Dragon before 1635 and to it was sold to George Byng in 1768. The pub was built

Duke of Northumberland's River. Mogden

Duke of Northumberland’s River The Duke of Northumberland’s River flows north and then turns sharp eastwards Post to the east Isleworth  and Richmond Old Deer Park Riverside Post to the south Twickenham Rugby Clocktower Road Trading Estate Duke of Northumberland’s River The river was diverted when the sewage treatment plant was built. It flows through the site above ground, apart from a short covered section near buildings. It provides cooling water for the power house. A public footpath runs alongside the river through the site Mogden Mog is dialect in some areas for a long haired sheep Mogden Sewage Treatment works. The plant treats the waste water of 1.7 million people in North and West London. It was opened in 1936 on the site of Mogden Farm. It is the second largest sewage works in Europe. The Purified waste water goes into the Thames at Isleworth Ait. There has been a Combined Heat and Power plant there since 1993 but electricity was generated from the start. Red

Duke of Northumberland's River - Twickenham Rugby

Duke of Northumberland’s River The Duke of Northumberland’s flows north east and northwards Post to the south Twickenham Post to the east St.Margarets Post to the north Mogden Chertsey Road All Hallows Church , The church has been here since 1940. The original All Hallows Church was on Lombard Street in the City of London. Christopher Wren designed it after an older church was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666.   In the 1930s structural defects were found and it was demolished except for the bell tower, which was transferred here. The church took over the parish of St Martin's Mission Church, which was in Twickenham and a mission of the parish church. The church here was designed by Robert Atkinson and opened in 1940 – with anti-aircraft gun fire being heard during the dedication service. Furniture and fittings also came from All Hallows and a font from St. Benet Gracechurch. Inside is a Renatus Harris 1695 organ, a sword rest for the Lord Mayor’s sword, a pulpit once us

River Crane - Isleworth

River Crane. The River Crane flows northwards and into the Thames. The Duke of Northumberland’s River flows eastwards and into the Thames This posting relates only to sites north of the river. South of the river is Richmond Old Deer Park Riverside Post to the south St. Margaret's Post to the west Mogden Post to the north Isleworth Byfield Road Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses . The hall was registered by them in 1942 Butler’s Almshouses . Built and endowed by Elizabeth Butler in 1885. Designed by G.H. Boundaries, for the Isleworth United Charities Trust in red brick. Inside the porch is a tablet with inscribed ‘ These alms houses were erected and endowed by Elizabeth Butler as a thank offering to God October 24th 1883’. Church Street Isleworth Manor Mill . This was behind Church Street and dated from, at least, the early middle ages. Isleworth Flour Mill was destroyed by fire in 1795. There had been flour mills here since the 16 th Samuel Kidd took over the

River Crane. St. Margarets

River Crane The Crane flows northwards and is met by a tributary from the west Post to the south Twickenham  and Ham Street Riverside Post to the north Isleworth  and Richmond Old Deer Park Riverside Post to the west Twickenham Rugby Post to the east Richmond Central and Riverside  and Twickenham Park Ailsa Road 46 modern movement house built 1935 by Couch & Coupland of Richmond.     Amyand Park Road The road is said to be named after Claudius Amyand who came to England as a refugee and became a surgeon and in 1735 he performed the first appendectomy Amyand Park Chapel . Reformed Evangelical Baptist Church. This was founded in 1889 when 42 bought three plots of land here and built a corrugated iron structure. Those who came to the first service had to bring their own chairs and umbrellas. A new building was opened in 1952 Bandy Close This is the name of the area running along the railway which to the north is Moormead Recreation Ground. It was vested in the Parochia