Friday, 1 January 2010

The London/Essex border - Wennington

Boundary London/Essex/Havering
Comes west along a path from Moor Hall going towards The Willows but before reaching The Willows it falls south and continues west parallel to the path but south of it. It crosses New Road and follows another path across it. It then turns sharp south, and after a short distance, sharp east. It recrosses New Road and goes east down Sandy Lane.
Coming from Hospital Shaw goes generally south west and crosses London Road, continues towards the railway line.

Post to the east Aveley
Post to the south Purfleet ranges


Sites on the London, Havering, side of the border

Chalk quarry
Not been working for 100 years. Very old 1786 described as belonging to Brydges Co.
Old school now houses

New Road
Three Wants corner
Willow Farm. Also called Scripps and Otters. William Walker lived here in the 19th and supported ‘the Fancy’ – i.e. bare knuckle fighting. An early-18th-century plastered farm-house of two storeys. In the 1960s its flint-built barns were replaced by modern buildings. Now a Premier Inn
Cafe on the main road called Noke name of manor.
Lennard Arms. Earlier called The Crown and Cushion. Used for the parish annual dinner at Christmas and Easter in the 18th. Said to be actually in the parish of Aveley, not Wennington. Barratt-Lennard were the local 19th Lords of the Manor. Early 19th house in rendered brick, facing 16th timber-framed wing at rear. Two storeys. Modern roofs and windows.

Wennington Road
Runs along the edge of the gravel and the marsh
Thatched cottage
Wennington Hall: In the 1950s a farm near the Lennard Arms. In 1851 owned by a James Hall. Riding School
Laundry cottages where the laundry was which served the training ship Cornwall, moored at Purfleet

Wennington Green
A small development of semi-detached council houses, 1924, and privately built houses, c. 1928

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