Friday, 5 March 2010

Thames Tributary Ravensbourne - Quaggy - Crofton Heath

Thames Tributary Ravensbourne
Springs and streams feed the Kydbrook which becomes the Quaggy and flows north to the Ravensbourne
TQ 43402 66995

Suburban area with some woodland on the edge of countryside


Post to the west Bromley Common
Post to the east Crofton
Post to the south Locksbottom

Faringdon Avenue
A suburban road in the back end of Bromley, leading from Southborough Lane and which provides the main access route to a large swathe of open space and woodlands.

Crofton Heath
Crofton Woods. Woodland of Metropolitan Importance. There are Streams, which rise here, and feed the Kyd Brook and Quaggy in Blackheath. The heath occupies flat ground sloping north. There are old  coppices and farmland here.
Sparrow Wood
Lennard Hospital, deep in the woods of Crofton Heath was the smallpox isolation unit which was opened from about 1900 to 1956

Sources
London Borough of Bromley.Web site
Lost Hospitals of London. Web site

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