Monday, 12 December 2011

Spital Brook = Brickendon Green

Spital Brook
Spital Brook rises in this area and flows east towards the River Lea.
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Country village set among fields, woodlands and golf courses

Post to the east Cowheath Wood
Post to the south Wormley Wood

Brickendon Green
Fanshawe’s Farm. 16th building with a timber frame with basketwork pargetting. 
Barn 17th timber framed and weather boarded
Barn used as the village hall 17th timber framed and weather boarded
Oak trees and stones. These trees were planted to commemorate coronations and jubilees of British monarchs. Five trees and six stones are in place. The earliest was planted for Victoria’s jubilee – but this was hit by lightning in 1987 and the stumps have been turned into a bench. The stone for the coronation of Edward VII  has been uprooted.

Pembridge Lane
Broxbourne Wood. An 82 acre wood bought by Herts County Council. It includes a sculpture trail and  a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Starch Grove
Claypits Wood

Sources
British History on line. Wormley
Herts County Council. Web site
Pevsner and Cherry. Hertfordshire

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