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Tykes Water Borehamwood

Tributary to Tykes Water A Tributary to Tykes Water flows south westwards Another Tributary to Tykes Water flows westwards TQ 19285 98259 Suburban area of largely post war housing with some open fields to the north Post to the south Borehamwood Post to the west Kendal Hall Aycliffe Road St. Andrews United Reformed Church Berwick Road Parkside Community Primary School . The school was built in the 1950s using the CLASP system. Buckton Road Brookside Boys Club Castleford Close Mead Care Home The Meadows Rossington Avenue St John Fisher and St Thomas More Roman Catholic Church. In 1955 the Roman Catholic Diocese decided that, a further church was needed in the area and in 1956 authorised the building.   In 1957, the foundation stone was laid and the history of Borehamwood North was placed in a cylinder under the stone. Sources Parkside School. Web site St John Fisher and St Thomas More. Web site

Tykes Water - Borehamwood

Tykes Water A tributary to Tykes Water flows north westwards TQ 19502 96983 The central area of Borehamwood with a wide range of religious, sporting and social activies Post to the west Borehamwood Post to the south Borehamwood Aberford Road Aberford Park Community Centre . Built and opened 1996 Alban Crescent Woodlands Primary School Broughinge Road Meadow Park. The park opened in the early 1960s. It has a number of sports areas. It is home to a number of football and other teams.   There are more general park areas with a teenage shelter, a mural, picnic areas etc.   (Although the mural is all about football too – and had now been removed) Football stadium with one seated stand, a covered terrace and two un-covered terraces   Borehamwood Bowls Club . Borehamwood Men's Bowls Club was founded in 1956. In 1963 the ladies club was founded. The ladies only had one rink, and the men had four but the ladies could only use them when the men didn’t want them. Many women

Tykes Water - Borehamwood

Tributary to Tykes Water The tributary flows south west and north Another tributary flows north west TQ 18469 97633 Suburban area with sports and other facilities Post to the west Medburn Post to the east Borehamwood Post to the north Borehamwood Aycliffe Road Borehamwood Multi Purpose Day Centre . Caters for people with a range of disabilities and founded in 1985 Croxdale Road Old Haberdashers Sports Ground . The Fortress. The Rugby Club was founded in 1923, and is largely former pupils from Haberdashers’ Aske’s School Gateshead Road Theobald County Secondary Modern School . This became Lyndhurst County Secondary School. Closed in 2001. It was built in 1954, as experiment in prefabricated buildings by Hertfordshire County Council under Newsome. Instead of bricks, it was built with a material called Holoplast, invented by two Hungarian engineers it was made at New Hythe in Kent. It was composed of tough plastic and paper, ready-made, and could be clipped into positi

Tykes Water - Medburn

Tykes Water Tykes Water flows northwards. A tributary stream also flows north Post to the south Aldenham Park Post to the east Borehamwood Post to the west Slades Farm Post to the north Kendal Hall Tykes Water Lane Electricity sub station owned by the railway with electrical and communications equipment Watling Street North Medbourn Farm Aldenham Wood Lodge Belstone Football Club . The Club was founded in 1983. The original home was the General Electrical Co London Sports Ground in Preston Road, Wembley but in 1989, this was sold for housing. In 1990 after a long search they leased the Medburn Ground which had been a rugby pitch since 1922 and abandoned in 1990. The club built a new clubhouse and drained the pitch. Medburn House . The first elementary school serving Radlett, Elstree and Borehamwood was Medburn Boys Elementary School established in 1864 on Watling Street to the south of Radlett. It The school was built by the Brewers Company to replace the demolished lowe

Tykes Water - Aldenham Park

Tykes Water. Tykes Water flows northwards Post to the south Elstree Post to the north Medburn Post to the west Aldenham House Aldenham Park Aldenham Park was owned by Hucks brewers in the 18th. The area covered in the square is to the east of the house. The park was probably laid out during the 18th century. There is a landscaped park to the east and south of the house. In the 1880s the avenues were extended and the arboretum developed Tykes Water Lake. In 1873 the stream was dammed to create the lake. The lake is private, rented and managed by a fishing club. Boat house. This is on the southern part of the lake and has a rustic front surrounded by rockwork. Tykes Water Bridge . This features in the open credits to the Peter Cushing version of Dracula in 1972. It also appears in The Avengers and many other films and TV shows. It carries the drive from the south east lodge and goes across the waist of the lake as a three-arch brick and stone bridge with a brick parapet which

Tykes Water - Elstree Hill

Tributary to Tykes Water Two tributaries flow north west and meet Watling Street climbs to sites of the never built tube extension and the now defunct bus centre Post to the west Stanmore Common Post to the north Elstree Post to the east Edgwarebury Aldenham Reservoir, southern extension. Northern Line extension . The proposed line would have passed the reservoir where a retaining wall would have been built. Brockley Hill The name probably comes from ‘Brokhole’ meaning "the badger holes'. The soil of this area, with the sand and loam of the Claygate Beds, would have made good sites for badgers' setts. The hill is part of Watling Street and now part of the A5. Watling Street was built during the early part of the Roman period and has arrived here in a straight line from near modern Marble Arch. there is a curve here to meet the next section. Roman engineers' used high places as a sighting-point ad it is likely Brockley Hill was one of these. At the top of

River Colne. Harper Lane

River Colne The Colne flows south westwards Post to the north Springfield Farm Post to the west Netherwylde Post to the south Tykes water Harper Lane Harper Lodge Farm . Dean Ivory racehorse business Ivory Business Centre . Trading and light industrial area round Ivory’s haulage business. Radlett Golf Centre . This is an ‘academy’ for teaching golf. Houndswood Farm . Business and trading centre Nine Acres Wood Houndswood House. Care home Lafarge . Harper Lane Quarry. This is an integrated minerals processing and distribution centre for rail served aggregate storage and distribution, coated road stone plant, and aggregate recycling centre.   There is a circular rail siding into the site. N AS Radlett Lodge School . This educates children with autism Sources Dean Ivory. Web site. Hertfordshire County Council. Web site Houndswood House. Web site Radett Golf Centre. Web site Radlett Lodge School. Web site.

River Colne - Springfield Farm

River Colne The Colne flows south eastwards and is met by a tributary from the north Post to the North Napsbury Post to the south Harper Lane Post to the west Colney Street Kiln Lane Old Parkbury Lane Springfield Farm . Dog hydrotherapy centre. M25 Sewage Plant

River Colne - Napsbury

River Colne The Colne flows west and south. A tributary to the Colne flows southwards Post to the east London Colney Post to the south Springfield Farm Post to the west Radlett Aerodrome Azalea Close Site of the admissions hospital Admissions building . There was a separate, admissions hospital close to the main entrance to the site. This had been designed by Plumbe in 1900, for the reception of new patients and to house short-stay patients. It included ‘airing courts’ with a thatched shelter and mature trees. The southern part was demolished in the 1990s. Beningfield Drive Water Tower - Napsbury Hospital included a water tower topped by a turret, with wrought iron railings around a viewing platform This 100 tower has been converted into housing.   A boiler house chimney is behind the water tower The main asylum building. The main building was like a country house and it was near the centre of the site, in red brick.   There was a stone porte-cochère below a brick clock

River Colne - London Colney

River Colne The Colne flows south westwards Post to the east London Colney Post to the west Napsbury Broad Colney Lakes Nature Reserve This is made up of three lakes which are the result of gravel extraction and donated to the trust by Lafarge in 1977. Long Lake fed by the River Colne which flows through it. Otters are known to pass through. It is used as an angling resource. North Lake which is still and deep Small Lake – this is the smallest and is part marshy woodland. Used for carp fishing Site of Sewage Works built by St. Albans Rural District Council High Street Police Station . This is now closed Golden Lion Pub. T his is a 17 th building with a timber frame and painted brick outside. Alongside is a 20 th hall. Inside are ground glass windows and signage for Truman’s Brewery. Embatool House. This is the head office of a group of companies set up in 1953 by F.J. Pistol and it remains a family business. They market engineering components with a speciality in phar

River Colne. London Colney

River Colne The Colne flows south westwards Post to the north Whitehorse Lane Post to the west London Colney Post to the west Bell Roundabout Barnet Road This is on the old main route from London to Holyhead. It is eighteen miles from London and three miles from St Albans and was a convenient first stop for coaches after the steep climb up Ridge.   It was turnpiked early with an Act covering the section from St. Albans to South Mimms in 1715.   The road became part of the A6 and by passed in the early 1960s. Telford's Bridge . This replaced the ford around which a settlement had grown along the main road. The bridge was actually not by Thomas Telford - the engineer to the Turnpike Trust was James MacAdam but this was built by a local contractor. This is the Seven Arch Bridge over the Colne - on an embankment with seven semi-circular red brick arches progressively larger towards centre.   In 1948 the brick parapets were replaced by metal railings.   In 1977 it was strength