Friday, 23 December 2011

Wormleybury Brook - Wormley Wood

Wormleybury Brook
The Brook rises in this area from a number of sources and flows eastwards to the River Lee

Post to the east Wormley Wood
Post to the south Wormley Woods

Devils Lane. Footpath


Ponsbourne Tunnel
Between Cuffley and Bayford stations.  A major civil engineering work completed 1920s by London and North Eastern Railway for the Hertford Loop, work having been delayed by the First World War. At 2.684 yards it is one of the longest in South east, the longest on the Great Northern Railway and the last to be built by traditional methods, brick lined through a horseshoe shaped section. It goes through London clay with chalk underlying it. It is said they used to hide the royal train in it in the Second World War but may be the hid an anti-aircraft train instead.
Air shaft – one of five 10ft diameter shafts to remove engine smoke. 

White Stubbs Lane
Old Claypits Farm
Homewood
Bayford Kennels

Wormleybury Brook
The Wormleybury Brook rises in this area and flows east to the Turnford Brook and the River Lee

Wormley Wood
Oak woodland mentioned in documents from the 6th.  Replanted with some conifer in the 1980s which have since been thinned.
Grandsire Grove

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