Monday, 24 August 2009

The London/Surrey boundary. Caterham on the Hill


The London/Surrey/Croydon boundary goes along Kenley Close and turns south down Gauntlet Gardens and then south west to follow the edge of Coulsdon Common as far as Stites Hill Road.
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Suburban area surrounding common land and on the edge of the airfield

Post to the east Kenley Common
Post to the south Caterham Barracks

Sites on the London, Croydon side of the border

Barnfield
This was named like this as a field name on farmland

Caterham Road
Rydons Wood. A section of a ancient woodland, which was traditionally coppiced – and some of which is now being done by volunteers.

Hayes Lane
139 The Old Forge. listed
Kenley Airport - Memorial to those who served at RAF Kenley.It was unveiled in 2001 and stands within a restored fighter pen

Waterhouse Lane
Kenley Observatory – owned by local astronomy society
Waterhouse Farm. The land stretched from where Kenley Airport is to the Waddington Arms.


Sources
British Listed Buildings. Web site
London Borough of Croydon. Web site
Pevsner and Cherry. South London

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