EPW039597 ENGLAND (1932). The Croxley Paper Mills, Croxley Green, 1932

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Details

Title [EPW039597] The Croxley Paper Mills, Croxley Green, 1932
Reference EPW039597
Date August-1932
Link
Place name CROXLEY GREEN
Parish CROXLEY GREEN
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 508310, 195335
Longitude / Latitude -0.43442531940675, 51.645901150323
National Grid Reference TQ083953

Pins

Winton Approach

Pdadme
Friday 27th of June 2014 08:44:31 PM
This House has just been demolish, May 2014

Mike
Tuesday 17th of June 2014 01:53:48 PM
Road-way to west Herts Golf Club

Mike
Tuesday 17th of June 2014 01:52:01 PM
New factory units constructed since 1927.

John Swain
Saturday 28th of September 2013 09:00:52 AM
Metropolitan Branch (1925) to Watford Station.

John Swain
Monday 2nd of September 2013 07:40:03 PM
Large field north-west of the mills shortly to be covered in interwar, 1930s housing (Beechcroft and Sycamore Avenues, among other residential roads).

John Swain
Monday 2nd of September 2013 07:38:26 PM
Rickmansworth Road (A412).

John Swain
Monday 2nd of September 2013 07:36:06 PM
LMSR Croxley Green Branch terminates in two sidings west of the station.

John Swain
Monday 2nd of September 2013 07:34:33 PM
Towing Path alongside the Grand Junction Canal.

John Swain
Monday 2nd of September 2013 07:33:13 PM

John Swain
Monday 2nd of September 2013 07:32:00 PM
LMSR Croxley Mills Branch

John Swain
Monday 2nd of September 2013 07:31:21 PM

John Swain
Monday 2nd of September 2013 07:30:20 PM

User Comment Contributions

This famous old factory was a feature of the local landscape, in addition to being a major employer throughout 150 years, from 1830 until 1980.

John Swain
Monday 2nd of September 2013 08:11:30 PM
Croxley Mill opened in 1830 on the site of a former works and it was subsequently enlarged in 1886, undertaking all the paper production previously carried out in the Watford area. Its facilities included a huge coal shed capable of storing 4,000 tons, which could be brought by barge on the Grand Junction Canal. An internal tramway system helped the circulation of rags, esparto grass and wood pulp used as raw materials in the manufacturing process.



A private railway siding was provided in 1899 and at the time this photo was taken, it was the London, Midland & Scottish Railway, Croxley Mills Branch, which brought coal from the Midlands and china clay from Cornwall. This freight traffic continued well into the postwar era, even after the branch railway from Rickmansworth Church Street to Common Moor had been lifted in 1968, and the branch to the mill was reprieved as far as Croxley Green Junction, mostly to carry oil fuel supplies. This continued as late as 1981 until the mill itself closed after years of mounting losses. The siding was lifted in 1986/87.



The site is now occupied by modern residences and the Croxley Business Park, but the Croxley name has continued to be used for a well-known brand of writing paper.

Ref. West of Watford, F.W.Goudie & Douglas Stuckey, Forge Books, 1990.

John Swain
Monday 2nd of September 2013 08:07:04 PM