Monday, 3 January 2011

Thames Tributary Redhill Brook


Thames Tributary Redhill Brook
The Brook rises in this area and flows south towards Salfords Stream



Post to the south Whitehill
Post to the west Rockshaw Road



Hextalls Lane
White Rose Farm

Roffes Lane
Grubs Wood

Spring Bottom Road
This used to be called Quarry Farm Road.
Redhill Brook – this comes from a spring south of the road. It has been suggested that this is a holy well and water wells up from a spring, forming a small pool. Then the water flows through a small tunnel, down the hill into a larger pond. 
Quarry Mount. Built in 1888 by Hyman Montague on the site of a chalk pit. Bought by Bernard Godfrey in 1897 and renamed Old Quarry Hall. Godfrey was a member of the P&O owning family and involved with J. & E.Hall. He converted it into a huge mansion. In 1908 became the home of Kohn-Speyer who also added to it - with gardens and greenhouses stretching along the road. He died in 1942 and the house used as offices. In the 1940s it was used by film companies. Demolished and new housing built on the site.
Coachman’s cottage 1899
Stables, coach house and electric light powerhouse.
Quarry House. This had been Quarry Farm but was rebuilt in the late 19th and was for a while the home of the Royal Intendent of Quarries. Used by Canadian troops in the Second World War and later demolished
Quarry Hall Farm. built in the 1920s by Kohn-Speyer along with piggery, laundry and farm cottages.
Quarry Hangers. The house is sited at an abandoned chalk pit. It is known that there are stone mines below it but efforts by local caving clubs over the years to find a way in have failed. It was originally called Hillside and built for Kohn-Speyer in the 1930s and named it the Barbara Edith Convalescent Home for Children after a daughter he had who had died.
Quarry Hangar Lodge

Stanstead Road
Platt Green is at the top of the road and is the area around the pub. In the 18th it was said to be more extensive.
Harrow pub. Two cottages greatly altered.19th Old map of 1825 in the bar. It has its original flint facings and an open wood burning hearth. At one time a horse trough stood in front. In the Second World War it was the Home guard HQ

War Coppice Road (Pilgrims Way)
The Mound. Site of an Iron-Age hill fort named Cardinal's Cap or War Coppice. It is the only one ‘on the chalk’ in the area of the North Downs. It has been claimed it is Neolithic, with a smaller camp, -ramparted with rounded corners within a larger one. It was excavated in 1950.On the south east side are old chalk quarries and War coppice Road has removed much of the north side. It is a site of great archaeological importance which was mutilated in 1876 when a house was built on it
The Mound. House built on the Iron Age fort. It is a private residence and it has been claimed as the first house constructed of concrete in oriental style. Built in 1876 by a retired Indian railway engineer, Mr. Sibley
Ice-House. The concreting extended to the construction of an ice-house in the grounds,
Mound Cottage. former coach house

White Hill
On the summit were sheep walks and chalk providing lime for Surrey crops and mortar for London.
Bletchingley Quarry. 1805. Slabs of stone 10" 72ft square. Used at glass furnaces in Vauxhall
Lashmar Cottages. At one time used as the Harrow Inn Pub
Arthur’s seat – name of the ridge.
Folly Tower, 18th flint and stone. Said to have been built by a Mr.Long so he could see the sea. Very overgrown. Also said to have been built by a Mr. A. Seat
Brick lined shaft east of Black Bushes.
Cistern The plateau on the dip slope of the North Downs has a history of water scarcity. Before 1857 the water supply for Chaldon had to be fetched from the bottom of White Hill. A water cistern lay north of the A25 on the bank at the west side of White Hill,
Quarry Wood
Rocky Shaw
Quarry Hall Farm
Little Park Hill

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