Tykes Water flows north-eastwards
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Area of posh houses on the sites of old gravel and sand quarries along with houses and some facilities on the old main road
Post to the south Slades Farm
Post to the north Radlett
Post to the east Kendal Hall
This area of extremely expensive
housing is built in an area once extensively quarried for sand and gravel
–sites of several pits are present.
29A Private house. Designed in
1962-45 by George Marsh for himself and his family. Marsh was a partner of
Richard Seifert and design architect of Centre Point. It has a timber
hyperbolic parabolic roof on a light steel frame, with concrete floors on a
basement box frame. Reinforced concrete buttresses, and dark brick and rough
stone infilling. Outside dominated by roofs, and casement windows, of teak and
cedar. There is a projecting timber canopy with `29a' in period lettering.
Inside is a wide variety of materials - spiral staircase in timber and steel, screen
of Swedish glass samples, floors of Carrara marble pieces, timber ceilings, and
a wall of broken York paving slabs. The house demonstrates 1960s' idioms and
materials and is a one-off design.
Loom Farm. The farm stood south
of Loom Lane.
Roman kilns. In 1898 two Roman
kilns were discovered in a sandpit here. The pottery was of the common Romano-British
type, but the name of the potter, was Castus
This is the site of a former
quarry, possibly associated with a nearby brick works. It is now expensive
housing, one of which replaces a warehouse.
Cobden Hill Dell. This is woodland
around a quarry. It is owned by a cement company and is fenced over the steep
bank into the quarry
King George’s Playing Fields. – this
comprises the Rose Field, Tabard Rugby Club, Radlett Cricket Club’s second
ground, Salters Field, Wellhouse Dell, the Picnic Field
Field. This is an old allotments area, now used for picnics and barbecues
Field. Scrubland but in public use
Little Kendals Farm. Barn and
cowhouse these are 18th timber-framed and weather boarded
The Cat and the Fiddle. This was
an 18th house which has been a pub since 1878 but it is claimed that
before 1805 it was called ‘le chat fiddel ‘.
It is rendered brick with some timber framing. The public bar was added
in the 1970s when it had a collection of china cats. There is a garden and
patio with a serving hatch through which drinks are served. The pub sign shows
all the players in the traditional nursery rhyme
Brick and Lime Co. This was near Moses Dell and has been set up by Mr. Phillimore
of Kendals Hall. They had offices in
Station Approach and closed in 1919.
Cobden Hill Farmhouse was
probably built circa 1800
65 Chantry Cottage, built 1780 possibly
on the site of a chantry chapel dating to the early 16th century
10 The Bakery, is thought to date
to the 1830s
57 Cobden Hill Farm or Cobden
Hall is the oldest site of substantial buildings in the conservation area. The
existing Farmhouse was probably built c1800. Until they were demolished c.1900
– 1910, at least four farm buildings forming a three sided farmyard (typically
barns, stables, cart sheds, cowsheds or dairy buildings) stood opposite this
farmhouse where the white rendered, detached house is currently. When the farm
became less economical at the turn of the 20th century a small laundry started
at the rear of the farm buildings - washing laundry and ironing with a drying
ground. This is understood to have been in the existing single/1&1/2 storey
building with steeply pitched roofs. The farmhouse was at this time reported as
becoming the laundry manager’s home. All of this group are therefore of
significance to the conservation area.
Cobden Hill House. A late 19th cottage
British History Online.
Hertfordshire. Web site
British Listed Buildings. Web
Hertfordshire CAMRA. Web site;
Hertsmere Council. Web site
Middlesex County Cricket Club.
Tabard Rugby Club. Web site