Wednesday, 11 January 2017

M25 Andrew's Wood Badgers Mount


Post to the north Badgers Mount
Post to the east Shoreham
Post to the south Polhill


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Polhill Nurseries. The entrance to this site is in te square to the west. The garden cenrre was opened in a rundown nursery by father and son Jim and David Novell, when David was still at school. At first the grew on cut flowers for Covent Garden Flower Market and then expanded into tomatoes, bedding plants, shrubs and conifers. In 1968 the old wooden greenhouses were replaced to grove chrysanthemums and bedding plants but oil shortages led them to develop the site as a garden centre. In 1975 some of their land was uses a construction access road and this remains as their entrance. After the 1987 storm a third of the centre had to be rebuilt with parts shipped from Holland
Air shaft to the railway which runs below in the Polhill Tunnel. This is a small round  brick structure standing alone in a field.

M25

Robsack Wood

Shacklands Road
Shacklands Cottages
Andrews Wood. Picnic area and access to the woodland and woodland walks, The wood is now cut in two by the motorway. A dry valley runs down the hillside between this and Meenfield Wood
Jenkins Neck Wood, This lies between Badgers Mount & the M25 and was acquired in 1991 by Sevenoaks District Council,from the Forestry Commission, It is ancient woodland.


Sources
Polhill Nurseries. Web site
Badgers Mount net. Web site

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