Monday, 28 April 2014

Colne Brook - Poyle Corner

The Colne Brook flows southwards

Post to the north Colnbrook
Post to the east Poyle
Post to the south Horton


Drift Way
This becomes a footpath running south to Horton
Eric Mortimer Rayner Memorial Lakes.
Rayner was a local farmer and a member of the family which has been prominent in the area for many centuries. The lakes are old gravel workings
Fishing Lake

Park Street
Star and Garter.Pub built in the 17th or 18th. Outside is painted brick.
King John’s Palace. Built 1600 with later alterations. It is a range of buildings round a  courtyard. There are a number of storys about King John staying locally when signing Magna Charta – but the building is considerably more modern than King John.  It is thought it was once a pub – but there are a number of buildings with this name around, most of them unexplained.
Barn at the back of King John’s Palace. This is an 18th  weatherboarded, barn linked by a carriageway to no.6.  It was used by the Rayner, local farming family
Old Smithy. 18th buildings
Freestone Yard. Yard accessed through an arch in a row of 18th houses –Badminton House, the Post Office with a modern shop window, Hampton House.  There are light industrial and office uses in the yard – including precision engineering, and a building firm,
The White Hart House.  This is an old pub built in the 17th or 18th

Poyle Channel
A man made watercourse between the Colne Brook and the Wraysbury River.
Coal post - there is said to be a City of London coal and wine dues marker at the point at which the Poyle Channel meets the Colne Brook.

Poyle Corner
Poyle Lodge. This is on the site of Poyle Manor House. This was the manor for the area but appears to have been the site of a medieval hospital. The Manor House was rebuilt in the 18th but is said to be derelict
Riverside Bungalows


Sources
British Listed Buildings. Web site
Lost Pubs. Web site
Pastscape. Web site.
Rayner family. Web site
Slough Borough Council. Web site.

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