Saturday, 28 January 2012

Cobbins Brook - Cobbinsend

Cobbins Brook
Cobbins Brook continues to flow south west towards the River Lee
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Farmland and woodland near Waltham Abbey

Post to the east Spratts Hedgerow Wood
Post to the west Breach Barns

Brookmeadow Wood. Hornbeam and hazel coppice woodland plus oak, ash and sycamore. This area is part of a flood water retention scheme.
Cobbins Brook. Flood prevention work on Cobbins Brook. An embankment has been built plus a culvert to let water pass through the embankment. There are also control gates to limit the rate at which water leaves the flood storage area. There is also a screen to collect large items of debris. An existing weir has been left in place.

Cobbinsend Lane
Cobbinsend Farm with 19th weather boarded farmhouse
Maynards Farm, 19th yellow brick farmhouse and weather boarded outbuildings

Fernhall Lane
Fernhall Farm. Red brick farmhouse 19th but there was an earlier building here. Barn 18th tarred weatherboarding and timber frame

Scatterbushes Wood. Ancient woodland with hornbeam coppice with a oaks and ashes

Stocking Grove. The wood is made up of hornbeam coppice with some oak. There is a stream to the north part of the wood

Sources
Pevsner and Cherry. Essex

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