Thursday, 28 July 2011

Thames Tributary River Roding - Passingford

Thames Tributary River Roding
The Roding flows west in a convoluted path. It is joined by two tributaries from the north and one from the south.


Post to the west Stapleford Aerodrome
Post to the north Great Tawney
Post to the east Suttons Manor
Post to the south Albyns
 Albyns Lane

Albyns Lodge, with railings and gateposts to the driveway.

London Road
The Talbot House. This was the Talbot Inn and a coach stop. It is thought this may have been an industrial building before it came into use as a pub. It is 16th timber framed and weather boarded. Behind it is a brick leat with a sluice gate, which may have housed machinery. Game larder. 18th Red brick with hooks and shelves inside Building by the stream. An 18th square red brick building
Passingford Bridge. The bridge is important because of its position on the main road from London and it provides the parish boundary. By the late 16th, the county had accepted responsibility for repairing it and in the late 18th it was rebuilt in brick. It has been repaired at various times, one pier was rebuilt in 1952 and it was rebuilt entirely for the M25.
Post-box cottage – a post office service here dates from at least the late 18th. In the late 19th a telegraph office was set up and in 1930 an automatic telephone exchange. It is now housing, 17th timber framed and weather boarded.

M25

Ongar Road
Passingford Mill. 18th Water mill. This historically belonged to Suttons and is said to have replaced an earlier mill to the south and there may also have been an adjacent windmill. Inside were the names and of the millers, starting with Zach Tuck in 1760. It is timber framed and weather boarded. There is a brick wheel-housing and the original hoist mechanism remains inside. It was converted to turbine operation in early C20, with a stationary engine in a brick building installed in 1930s. It remained in use into the 1980s.
The Mill House – the earlier building is probably 17th and in the wall is said to be a painted sundial dated 1635 plus 'Horas non numero nisi serenas'. A later Mill House was been converted from cottages, from the late 18th. it is said also to have been called Twynhams

Tawney Lane
Cutler's Forge said to have belonged to the Cutlers' Company in the 17th. L-shaped weather-boarded. The forge was in use into the 1950s with two brick furnaces.
cottage 17th red brick
Forge House. 16th Timber framed with C20 pargetting.

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