Monday, 14 November 2011

Thames Tributary – tributary to the River Stort
The Tributary flows north west towards the Stort

Post to the north Gibberd's Garden
Post to the south Hubbard's Hall
Post to the west Old Harlow

Churchgate Street
Main area of Harlow in the middle ages – it is first named in records in 1350
1 Meadhams on the site of the original rectory. 16th house.
2, 3, 4 Godsafe. 16th range with a cross-wing and jettied. This was the school teacher’s house for Churchgate Street School and is now a private residence. Godsafe is the name which has been adopted for the management of Harlow charities and almshouses
2, 4, 6 19th house which is timber framed and weather boarded.
13. 17th house Timber framed and plastered
15 once F Perring Ltd. 17th with exposed timber frame and a modern shop unit
17, 19. Dates from 1664 but with modern shop windows
20,22 In the 17th William Newman had founded two almshouses in the churchyard. In 1867, because they were old and empty four new ones were built by John W. Perry Watlington. (Assume this refers to these two houses built at right angles to the road)
21, 23, 25. 19th range of tenements timber framed and rendered with black weatherboards. These were built on the site of a maltings.
30 house from 1700 Long range of one storey with 19th shop window
42, 44 18th house timber framed and plastered with black weatherboards
Stafford Almshouses. Dated to 1632. Exposed timber frame with black weatherboarding at the back. Plaque above the front door with inscription “Given by Julian, wife of Alex Stafford Esq for the habitation of two poor widows of the parish AD 1630”.
Churchgate Hotel – originally The Chantry, 16th century galleried house, timber frame.  The chantry was dedicated to St.Petronella. The house was built after the Reformation which dissolved the chantry on land that from its endowment by John of Staunton,
Churchgate Church of England School. Founded in 1816 as a National School – as distinct from a ‘British School’. It was replaced through donation in 1850 – which is on a date stone over the front door. It closed as a school in 1971
Water splash at the bend in the road – the bridge was called after the chantry and became known as Parnelsbregge
The Queens Head Pub. 16th house Timber framed and plastered
St.Mary with St.Hugh. Church built of large flints, Roman brick conglomerate – it is mediaeval but heavily ‘restored’ in the 19th. It has a tower with tall shingled spire. Eleven brasses inside
Lychgate built 1880 of tarred wood.
Telephone kiosk Type K6. Designed 1935 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.

Gilden Way
Built in the 1970s as a by pass

Hobbs Cross Road
The tributary stream runs along the side of the road
St. Nicholas School, Hillingdon House, Independent Day School. Hillingdon House and gardens date from 1907. The school opened in Mill Lane in 1939 and moved here in 1977.
Churchgate Church of England Primary School. This school was originally in Churchgate Street and was moved here to new premises in the 1970s.
Feltimores. Has been an entertainment venue

Mill Lane
Used to lead to Windmill Fields the site of a medieval windmill

Moor Hall Lane
High House. 16th house, partly rebuilt with rainwater heads dated 1876.  Timber frame exposed

Sheering Drive
Newhall. New Hall or Brendall. This was granted to William Conqueror’s Steward, Dapifer, at the Conquest and covered the manor of Brendhall. By the 17th it was called Newhall and had a number of owner’s being in the hands of receivers by the 18th and then became part of the Mark Hall estate. It is a 15th house Timber-framed and plastered which once had a moat.

Sheering Road
13-15 Almshouses. Red brick buildings with on the front the inscription 'These houses were builded for the habitation of four poor widows with monies left by the will of Mr Francis Reeve formerly of Huberts Hall'. The money was left in 1639, but the houses were only built in 1716 by the then vicar. They were turned into two homes in 1957 and rebuilt in 1974.
107 House. 17th timber framed with some pargetting.
Garden Wall and gate piers. Late 18th brick garden wall with gate piers topped with stone pineapples.
Mill Hurst. 18th House. Home of Field Marshal Evelyn Wood who won the Victoria Cross in 1858, in the Indian Mutiny.
Drake's Meadow, built in 1996 on land that the area of Millhurst’s garden

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