Monday, 24 August 2009

The London/Surrey boundary.New Addington borders

A SQUARE BY SQUARE LOOK AT LONDON
TQ 39 62 While the eastern part of the square is wholly rural the western part covers some of the down market New Addington Estate.

Boundary London/Surrey/Bromley
The boundary runs north from Fairchildes but before the crossing with Sheepbarn Lane it turns sharp west to the edge of the playing fields of Addington High School at Gushybank Shaw and here joins the Croydon boundary.
Boundary London/Surrey/Croydon
From the Bromley boundary the line goes due west into the school grounds and then turns at a right angle north to the school building. It then turns west again to reach Fairchildes Avenue.

Post to the west Featherbed Lane
Post to the south Skid Hill

On the border
Skid Hill Lane
Coal post west side 100 yards south of the junction with King Henrys Drive, Layhams Road and Sheep Barn Lane

On the London, Bromley side of the border
Sheepbarn lane
Coal post north side of the lane, 150 yards south of the junction with king henrys drive layhams road and sheep barn lane

Layhams Road
West Wickham reservoir
Hoppershatch Shaw – means 'wood by Hopper's gate'—either a gate to a farm or to an enclosed wood.

On the London, Croydon side of the border
King Henry's Drive
Coal post - a boundary post put up by the City of London to indicate the area within which coal and wine tax should be paid to them. On the sw side se of junction with Fairchildes and ne of junction with Layhams Road, Sheep Barn Lane and Skid Hill Lane
Addington High School – specialist performing arts school
Fairchildes Primary School
This material has been collected over many years from a wide variety of sources

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