Friday, 30 December 2016

M25 Thames Chase Forest Centre


Post to the north Cranham
Post to the south North Ockendon


M25

Pike Lane
Broadfields Farm. This is now Thames Chase Forest Centre
Barn. This is a timber building. There are also 19th stables.
Visitor Centre . This is a timber ‘A frame’ building with cedar shingles attached to the barn. Designed by Laurie Wood in 2005. This is the Forest Centre for the Community Forest. woods, meadows, ponds and paths are landscaped on disused farmland. There is a wide variety of wildlife including water voles and newts
Ford education room. This is converted from the farm cart shed and used by schools and community groups for study, as a conference centre and for private hire
Orchard. This is  planted with traditional Essex apple and pear varieties.
Play areas for children, including the Ants Nest, Snake Stepping Stones, Hollow Logs and the Trusty Oak.


St.Mary’s Lane
Cranham Court. The current building is early 20th and is now a care home. It was originally called Cranham Holme, with a gardener renowed for developing orchids.
Cranham Golf Course. This is an 18 hole public course.


Sources
Cranham Golf Course. Web site
Gardeners Chronicle.
Thames Chase Forest. Web site

No comments: