Friday, 31 May 2013

River Colne. Munden Estate

River Colne
The Colne flows southwards

Post to the north Bricket Wood
Post to the south Wall Hall

Bricket Wood
Bricket Wood Common, an area of wood and common land covered by thickets of gorse, fern and trees as well as wild flowers.  Lord Knutsford of the Munden estate is Lord of the Manor.
Peartree Wood
Crab Wood
Four Acre Plantation

Common Meadow Lane
River Lodge

Crab Lane
Ford

School Lane
Munden Estate. Owned by the Holland-Hibbert family. It is west of a large meander of  the River Colne. There are two farms and 118 acres of woodland.  
Munden House is an 18th house which has been the home of the Viscount Knutsfords since 1874. It was built 1787-95 for R.S.Parker, and remodelled in 1828 for G.Hibbert. It is red brick, with stone dressings. There is a service wing and inside 19th features. Outside is a formal garden.     
Little Munden Farm. Little Munden has been farmed by the McClelland family since Robert McClelland came here in 1953. Originally a dairy farm, in the late 1970's the farm went to beef cattle and produced 300 beef cattle a year
Home Farm. Barns now turned into office and light industrial use.

Sources
British Listed Buildings. Web site
City of St.Albans Council. Web site
Hertfordshire County Council. Web site
Little Munden Farm. Web site

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