Chipperfield Common


Chipperfield Common

The common is a fascinating place, and except near the village, is heavily wooded with some splendid beeches and limes. Although it is narrow and has houses right on its edge, it has so many paths it is quite easy to get lost. The southernmost path, near the houses, can get churned up by horses. All the paths seem to lead back to it, or to the village on the other side. There is a pub here with some comfortable grass nearby to sit on.

Twelve Apostles Pool, 12 lime trees round it were 12 until Judas blew down, Spanish Chestnut 300 years old, 21' round the truck

Manor House 17th century with eighteenth century brick front

War memorial

Flint school converted to flats

Village hall

Little Winch.  Built in 1934 for the commercial artist G.Butler, art director of J.Walter Thompson advertising agency by Maxwell Fry.  Planned to include a studio.  The original scheme in reinforced concrete rejected by Planners who said either a concrete house with a pitched roof or traditional materials with a flat roof – they opted for the latter.  External stair.  Geometric interlocking of brick and timber.

Dunny Lane

Our Lady, Mother of the Saviour 1989 RC

St Paul's Church, last century 'not unattractive' 1837

The Street

Chipperfield Baptist Church  1820

1 Royal Oak.  Situated on the edge of the village. The public bar, which is the only area dogs are allowed, has upholstered beer cask seats, and walls decorated with local drawings, a large matchbook collection, and historic car photos.  The saloon has horse brasses and brewery mirrors.

Two Brewers was boxing training centre

Pale Farm House,

Pale is the fence


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