Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Theobald's Brook - Goff's Oak

Theobald’s Brook
Theobald’s Brook flows east and south towards the River Lee

Post to the north Hammondstreet
Post to the west Goff's Oak
Post to the south Broadfield Farm

Burton Lane
Tudor Villas
Tudor Nursery

Claremont
Faints Lake. Fishing venue

Flamstead End Relief Road

Goff’s Lane
The footpath is said to be part of boundary bank
Triangle Cottage on what was manorial waste. Built 1840 in red brick probably on an earlier timber frame.
Cottages - 18th weather boarded
Caldecot House – Claramont House. Claramont was the estate of Sir Gore Ousley with an ice house in the grounds. In the 1920s it was home to the Caldecott Community and in the 1930s became Cuthbert’s nursery. The area is now housing. The house is 18th, refaced in cement.
Caldecott Community. This was set up by Leila Rendell. Born in the 1880s Leila worked with young children and girls in the St.Pancras area and opened a nursery. In 1917 the Caldecott community moved to Kent and became a boarding school for working-class children. In 1924 it moved to Goff’s Oak but in 1932 returned to Kent.
Cuthbert’s' nursery moved here from Southgate in 1933. The Company was run by Clayton Russon, who featured in press columns as ‘Mr. Cuthbert’, and later by his wife. The firm sold seeds primarily via Woolworths from 1937. In 1976, Cuthbert's was acquired by a Swedish firm and is now based in Torquay.
Lodge to Claramont 19th building
Colesgrove Farm. 16th farmhouse on a site which was once part of the rectory lands.  The house has a timber frame with red brick cladding, making it look like an 18th building.
The Old Barn. 17th timber frame barn converted to a house in 1926 by W Mitchell. It was once part of Colesgrove Farm.

Halstead Hill
The ‘Boundary Bank” goes up the hill. This was a bank line which divided areas with different sorts of inheritance laws.
Stone with ‘IC’
Cottage 19th imitation-Tudor lodge of Colesgrove Manor. Roughcast, with a weathervane.
Coles Grove Manor. Tudor-style country house built by the Mayo family in 1833 on an core of Warwick House built in 1658 when it was part of Andrews Manor.  It was the home of the writer Doris Leslie - who was really Lady Fergusson Hannay.  At the side is part of a 19th stable with weather boarding.  There is a collection of letter boxes in the grounds. One item of which was made in 1855-6 by Smith and Hawkes of Birmingham to designs of the Post Office Architect, Mr. Edge. It is the usual cast-iron, painted red but it has a fluted shaft with a frieze saying ‘POST OFFICE'.  On top is a crown on a tasselled cushion. Only three of these were ever made and were not repeated on cost grounds. This one either came from outside Fishmongers' Hall, or New Street, Birmingham. In 1890 it was exhibited for the penny Post Jubilee Celebrations, and then loaned to the curator of the National Postal Museum, Mr. Wellsted, who lived here.
Halstead Hill House. 19th Gothick villa.
Rose Cottage. 19th Tudor-style cottage of painted brick. Since modernised.
Pines 1920s house
Long Acre 1920s house
Victorian style electric street lamps on some length of the road

Silver Street
Bailiff's House. 19th yellow brick houseOne of three buildings remaining from the Wood Green Estate.

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