Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Edgwarebury Brook - Edgwarebury

Edgwarebury Brook
The Edgwarebury Brook rises in this area and flows southwards

Area of posh houses in a countryside setting

Post to the north Elstree
Post to the south Edgwarebury
Post to the west Elstree Hill

Elstree Open Space

Edgware Bury
Edgwarebury. First noted in 1657 and refers to the manor house which was the focus of Edgware in the middle ages. The manor was owned by All Souls, Oxford, from 1443. 
Traces of Celtic fields.

Edgwarebury Lane
Originally connected to Fortune Lane until enclosure in 1854 when it was subsequently diverted. Locally it was once known as Roman Road.
Edgwarebury Hotel. As Edgwarebury house it was the country home of armaments manufacturer Trevor Dawson, managing director of Vickers. The 19th Tudor-style building claims to date back to 1540. It was converted into a hotel in the 1960s, and operated as the Edgwarebury Country Club.  It has featured in many TV and film productions, such as The Devil Rides Out in 1968 and appeared in the Avengers and East Enders.
Norwegian Barn. Used by the hotel, Sophia Loren stayed here while filming locally and had her jewellery stolen. The site was used for a new house controversially built in 2001
Dower House, another 19th house
Penniwells Farm. Riding for the Disabled charity centre
Sunrise Senior Living of Elstree
Bridge over the M25

Sources
Corus. Web site
Hertsmere Council Web site
Penniwells web site
Robins. Middlesex

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