Thames Tributary River Stort
The Stort flows south and then turns west flowing towards
the River Lee. It is joined by Pincey Brook from the south.
Post to the north Sawbridgeworth
Post to the south Gibberd's Garden
Post to the west Pishiobury Park
Pishiobury Park Mansion. A mansion house in extensive grounds extending
to the Stort (but the park to the west is in a different square). The house was destroyed by fire and had probably been built 1580-90 for Sir Walter Mildmay as a brick
courtyard house. Its replacement was designed by James Wyatt after a fire for Jeremiah Milles. It is red brick with
gothicky crenellations and some 16th brickwork survives. ‘1904’
appears on a rainwater head. It was purchased by Middlesex County Council
in 1939 and was used as a remand home and from 1942 was known as Pishiobury
School. It remained as an approved school for senior boys until the late 1960s. It is now used as offices.
Walled garden with courtyards of outbuildings
Walled kitchen garden
Norman Gateway, 19th in fact
Summer House in the walled garden. Square red
brick building from the 16th with a pyramid roof.
Pump in the walled garden. Cast iron from the
Ha Ha round the house. Later installed by
Lancelot Brown as part of 18th landscaping. It is a red brick wall
against a ditch to prevent
the cattle straying into the gardens
Timber frame weather boarded barn built in the 18th but using
older materials. Inside it is a games
Dairy. Red brick 18th building with
an octagonal wooden lantern on the roof. Now a shower room.
Lake on an old meander of the river undertaken
as part of the 18th landscaping
Feakes Lock on the Stort Navigation. . This lock was named after Samuel Feake, Governor of Fort
Bengal and Chairman of the East India Company in the 18th C, who
owned some of the riverside land. It may
originally have been called Pishiobury Hall Lock. It originally was a turf
sided chamber built to compensate for the natural fall of the river. It is said
that a shed associated with the structure had a sign saying " The
Punishment for Tampering with these Works is Transportation".
The Osier Bed
Sheering Lower Road
Durrington Hall. 18th house
later extended. The owner and builder is said to have been Samuel Feake.