Monday, 7 November 2011

Thames Tributary River Lea - Stanborough


Thames Tributary River Lea

The Lea flows south east

Post to the west Stanborough
Post to the south Hatfield

Chequers

Creswick Plantation
Stanborough Lakes

Stanborough park has two lakes, opened in 1970. They are man made and were built as a result of gravel extraction for the A1(M)
The southern lake is the Sailing Lake. It has no islands but is deeper than the other lake. It is ground water fed but the River Lea used to flow through it but is now on the west side.

Woodhall Farm
Woodhall was once a grand house bought by Lord Salisbury from the Rev. Julius Hutchinson in 1792 and demolished soon after.
Woodhall Farm Cottage.  16th red brick cottage. Tudor window with below it an armorial plaque said to be of Hutchinson family who held the Manor of Woodhall in the 18th.

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