Monday, 30 January 2012

Black Ditch - High Beech

Black Ditch
The Black Ditch rises in this area and flows eastwards towards the River Lee

Post to the west Avey Lane
Post to the north M25 Junction 25 High Beech




Avey Lane
High Beech Village Hall

Manor Road
Arabin House. 16th house remodelled 1800. Said to be where Tennyson lived with Judge Arabin. Coach house, stables and entrance gates

Pynest Green
Hanbury Riding School
Pynest House
High Beech Riding School. The owners began by offering rides on their own horses and then started the school at what was then Packsaddle Farm. The indoor school was built in 1972. The school now has 32 horses.
Gates to Beech Hill Park.
The Rookery. Tennyson lived on a house on this site, part of Beech Hill Park, from 1837 to be near his brother who was in care nearby.
Gardens of Hanbury. Donald Miller bought the site in 1970 as a 19th walled vegetable garden. It is now a leisure park for retired people. 18th materials have been used for buildings and there are games areas, as well as a picnic area.

Rat’s Lane
Bantham Bowls Club

Wellington Hill
High Beech Golf Course
Duke of Wellington. The pub dates to at least the mid-19th
Christian Community Holiday Home founded 1926. This became the Epping Forest Youth Hostel between 1964 and 2008. It operated with a rota of volunteer wardens who opened it up at weekends. Partly on the site of Riggs Retreat

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