Water flows north westwards
The Brook, a
tributary to Tykes Water flows north westwards
is surviving field path
post on the west side of the railway embankment at the back of 2 Marble Arch Cottages.
These posts were set up to mark the boundaries past which tax on coal and wine
was due to the City of London. It dates from 1861
and was cast by H.Grissell of Regents Canal Ironworks.
post on the west side of the road immediately alongside
24 on the corner with Malt Lane.
United Synagogue. This was set up in 1981 and the community purchased Radlett
Village Hall in 1995 as a Elstree Synagogue
Station. Radlett Fire Brigade was established in 1905 as a volunteer force. In
1906 local businessman Charles Part donated a land in Watling Street for a Fire
Station. The service continued to be operated by volunteers and funded by residents
until 1947/8 when it transferred to the County Council without compensation. It
closed in 2006. The site has been sold to a housing association for flats and
local decisions overridden by the Planning Inspectorate.
Bridge. Watling Street Bridge over Tykes Water with a footbridge alongside. It
seems to date from the 16th and may have been built by Ralph
Coningsby or by the local hundred authorities. This was a wooden bridge and in
1745 it was replaced in brick
High Bridge Estate. New housing on the site of 'The Houseboat' . this was a roadhouse opened in July 1935 and standing
in five acres of grounds. It was designed on the lines of a house boat, and
included a large restaurant and a boating lake. It later became a factory for British Physical Laboratory specialising in measurement instrument.
post on the east side of the road north of The Avenue, in front of 2 Marble
Arch Cottages. It lies alongside the crossing point of The Brook under Watling
Boundary. This refers to the Liberty granted to the Abbey of St. Albans and
partly involved with the upkeep Watling Street. There was a long dispute as to
whether Aldenham was part of this Liberty or not.
Arch Cottages – these cottages lie near the boundary of the liberty and the
boundary of the City of London’s coal tax area. Watling Street – as the A5 - has
reached this point from its start at Marble Arch
British History online. Aldenham. Web
Coaldutyposts. Web site
Hertfordshire County Council. Web site
Hertsmere Council. Web site
Radlett United Synagogue. Web site