Friday, 1 January 2010

The London/Essex border - Dennises Lane

Boundary London/Essex/Havering
The boundary goes westwards some way south but parallel to Nightingale Lane, with a slight kink a third of the way along. When it reaches the boundary of Nightingale’s Nest, at a point which would be a continuation of Stubbers Lane to the north, it turns south and skirts two ponds to the west of them, passes the end of a path from Green Lane and follows another path continuing south. It passes water to the east and crosses another path, passes water on the west and at a boundary north of Cockhide turns sharp east and after a distance turns sharp south again.
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Essex area of scattered farms and old houses plus rubbish dumps

Post to the south Brick Kiln Wood
Post to the west Brambles Lane
Post to the east Ockendon, Kemps Farm

Sites on the London, Havering, side of the border

Dennises Lane
Nightingale’s nest. Sand and gravel pit.

Green Lane
Cockhides. Income from this site goes to the church in Upminster for the local poor from a 17th bequest.

Sites on the Essex side of the border

Baldwins. It took its name from the 14th lords of the manor, but the present building is a 16th timber-framed house. 17th base of chimney stack. Real duckpond and. poplars.
Moat. water in it in the 1950s.
Freeman’s Shaw. Nature conservation area

Pea Lane
Rubbish dump.

Sources
British Listed Buildings. Web site
Victoria County History of Essex

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