Saturday, 9 April 2011

Thames Tributary Bourne Brook - Curtismill Green

Thames Tributary Bourne Brook
The Brook flows south west towards the River Rom.

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Surprisingly interesting bit of Essex countryside north of Romford with a green area and a woodland theatre

Post to the west Albyns
Post to the north Suttons Manor
Post to the east Murthering Lane
Post to the south Tysea Hill

Albyns Lane
Grafton Farm 40 Acre farm

Curtismill Green
There may have been a mill in this area – maybe a water mill on the Roding or on the Bourne Brook. It may have been owned by a Geoffrey Curtis in the 13th.
Green Farm and Cottages
Willow Cottage. 17th cottage with theatre in an amphitheatre in an abandoned marl pit.
Richard stone. The eastern boundary of Hainault Forest was marked by a series of stones. This is the most northerly of the stones. It is in a corner of the common at Curtismill Green. Close to the M25
Navestock stone. This boundary stone is south of Richard’s stone and in a small field on private land

Curtis Mill Lane

Sources
Pevsner and Cherry. Essex
Victoria History of Essex

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