Sunday, 27 November 2011

Todd's Brook - Latton

Todd Brook – tributary to the River Stort
Todd Brook flows west towards the Stort

Post to the east Potter Street
Post to the west Netteswellbury

A414
London Road, built in the 1960s as a bypass to the traditional London Road to the east.

Gravel Pit springs. Nature area and reserve

Highfield
Including some urban woodland

Latton Street
Latton Street began as Mill Lane from the mill on the Stort and continued as Latton Street to and Purfoots Green and southwards.
Latton Farm.
School House. 19th house in grey brick. This was the 19th village school provided by Arkwright of Mark Hall.
Puffers Green. Also called Purfoots Green possibly named from Thomas Proudfoot, who had an estate here in the 14th
Coppins. This was once called ‘Purfoots’.It is a timber-framed house, probably a late medieval hall house. Outbuilding on the east side is 16th in red brick
Brick cottages built in the 19th century for the Mark Hall estate. This was down to members of the Arkwright family – descendants of the inventor – who developed the area and estate in the mid 19th.
Azelea. Plaque which has 'M 1878' on it. Said to have been built as almshouses by the Arkwright family.
Puffers House. House built in 1864 with a clock tower which has a timber spire and wind-vane. Brick house with a central front door in the shape of an arch inscribed 'work while it is day'.   Cast iron rails at the front garden.
Round house, built c. 1750 said to be of Dutch design, demolished 1955.

Pytt field
Pot house, used by 17th potters was probably near the junction with Carters Mead

Second Avenue
Nicholls Field playing field. Mural and pavilion

Tillwick Road
The Phoenix. Took over the licence of the Kings Head in 1957 – which it is probably when it was built. Live gig pub

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