Showing posts from September, 2019

Gerrards Cross Station

Post to the north Orchehill Post to the east Oaken Post to the West Gerrards Cross Bulstrode Camp Post to the south Gerrards Cross Dukes Wood Amersham Road Edith is somewhat confused by the name ‘Amersham Road” being shown on various maps as a name for a variety of roads in the area.  It seems however to be recognised manly as a section of the A413 also called ‘Chalfont St.Peter bypass’.  Presumably before the road was upgraded to a bypass it was called ‘Amersham Road’.  The bypass dates from the 1960s. Oak End Mill . This is a complex of buildings which once stood at the end of Oak End Lane.  A saw mill is shown here on the Misbourne on maps before the Second World War, together with an unidentified rectangular body of water. Oak End Farm is also sometimes shown. A medieval mill here was Noke Mill owned by Henry Gould in 1680. Bulstrode Way Laid out 1907 by developers Hampton and Sons. East Common Road 3 Hartley Court . Built as the Aged Pilgrim’s Home.  Built in 1874 by th


Post to the south Watford North Post to the east River Colne, Meridian Estate Apple Tree Walk Stanborough Primary School . This is a coeducational independent day and boarding school. It stands in 40 acres of parkland, was founded by the Seventh-day Adventist church and remains under the governance of the church. It was founded in 1919 and originally catered primarily to the children of overseas missionaries. The Primary section moved to a new facility in 1974 Cow Lane Lea Farm . The farm stood on what is now the north side of Cow Lane. Lea Farm Cottages Sun Chemical Ltd. The factory which manufactured Inks for the print trade opened in 1952 and closed down in 2006. Sun is a multi-national chemical company originating with American and French firms in the mid-19th. The factory had originally been built here for Ault and Wiborg, an American printing ink firm which had become wholly British. It was designed by Wallis Gilbert and sited opposite the Odhams Print Works who they su