Friday, 28 January 2011

Thames Tributary, Milton Brook - Nower

Thames Tributary, Milton Brook
Milton Brook flows north from the lake on the Nower towards Pipp Brook


Post to the west Westcott
Post to the north Milton Court

Coldharbour
Home Farm. Illustrated in a work by Loudon and designed by John Perry.

Nower - Bury Hill
Bury Hill. The Bury Hill estate was created by Edward Walter who bought Chadhurst farm (to the south of this area) in 1735 and bought up adjoining land for an estate which ran from Westcott (to the west) and Milton (to the north) to Coldharbour and Holmwood. On his death in 1815 the estate was sold in lots.
The Nower. Park of fifty acres, presented to the town in 1931 by Lt. Col R.W.Barclay. Now managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust, and is a mixture of open grassland, sandy heath land and woodland. The word ‘Nower’ means a projecting headland
Rustic temple – said to be a copy of a Greek Temple of Venus
Gardens belonging to the mansion with numerous varieties of rhododendrons and a collection of conifers. In 1812 Robert Barclay, a brewer not a banker, bought the estate from the Evelyn family. The house grounds had been planted in the 1750s and Robert, a plant enthusiast, was a supporter of ‘plant hunting’ expeditions and an associate of the director of Kew Gardens. So he set about creating a garden in the forefront of Victorian fashion, with hot houses and exotic plants, particularly rhododendrons and azaleas, from the Himalayas. His son Charles and grandson Arthur maintained this interest. Plants include a Wisteria Sinensis, said to be a cutting from the first plant brought into the country by Captain Welbank.
Bury Hill Observatory. Built by Decimus Burton 1847 and originally with telescopes and instruments, and over the entrance is a piece by Dante and “"Erected by Arthur Kett Barclay, 1848." It is now a private house.
The Boathouse – used as a restaurant and base for the fishery
Old Bury Hill Lake or the ‘Old Lake’. A 200-year-old tree-lined 12 acre Victorian Estate Lake surrounded by irises and lilies.
Milton Lake
Bonds Lake
Temple Lake


Longfield Road
Powell Corderoy Primary School

West Bank
The Priory Church of England School, for pupils aged 11–18. It school opened in 1996 on the site of Sondes Place School and its site once belonged to Lewes Priory and later Reigate Priory.

Westcott Road
21 & 22 Milton Brook Cottage, Early 19th house Formerly 2 cottages.

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