EPW040896 ENGLAND (1933). The Merchant Taylors' School and environs, Moor Park, 1933

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Title [EPW040896] The Merchant Taylors' School and environs, Moor Park, 1933
Reference EPW040896
Date March-1933
Link
Place name MOOR PARK
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 509058, 194068
Longitude / Latitude -0.42401263208845, 51.634367625492
National Grid Reference TQ091941

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Metropolitan & Great Central Joint Railway

John Swain
Friday 13th of September 2013 12:08:45 PM
New, interwar suburbs at Croxley Green.

John Swain
Friday 13th of September 2013 12:07:37 PM
Moor Park Crossing on the LMSR Rickmansworth Branch.

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Friday 13th of September 2013 12:06:30 PM
LMSR Croxley Mills Branch

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Friday 13th of September 2013 12:05:14 PM
The newly-constructed Asbestos Works on Tolpits Lane. The writer worked for a short period here in 1961, during the course of a Gap Year, shortly after leaving Watford Boys' Grammar School.

John Swain
Friday 13th of September 2013 12:03:22 PM
Running tracks already laid out on the extensive playing fields, along with several cricket pitches.

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Friday 13th of September 2013 12:00:42 PM
Gravel workings still in progress as Hampermill Lake takes on its familiar shape. It would reach its fullest extent by 1938.

John Swain
Friday 13th of September 2013 11:59:28 AM
Merchant Taylors' School ready for the start of the Summer Term 1933.

John Swain
Friday 13th of September 2013 11:57:33 AM
Manor of the Rose

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Friday 13th of September 2013 11:56:15 AM
Bothkennar Grange

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Friday 13th of September 2013 11:55:39 AM
Sandy Lodge Lane

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Friday 13th of September 2013 11:54:56 AM
Sandy Lodge Golf Course

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Friday 13th of September 2013 11:54:15 AM

User Comment Contributions

Merchant Taylors' School, Sandy Lodge, Northwood, Middlesex, was founded in 1561 and was located in the City of London (Suffolk Lane) until it moved to Charterhouse Square, Finsbury, in 1875. The need for more space led to its re-location at Sandy Lodge, a greenfield site of 256 acres, close to the Metropolitan Railway line and handily situated between Watford and Rickmansworth, on the north-west side of Greater London. This photograph was taken at the completion of the new school, which was officially opened on June 12, 1933.



Between the River Colne and the LMS Rickmansworth Branch Railway line, in the right background, is the familiar white, modern (Art Deco front elevation) Asbestos Works on Tolpits Lane, which was to play a large part in the construction of Britain for the next half-century. On the right-hand margin of the picture is one of several wet-pits in the area, where the extraction of vast amounts of river gravel was used for the construction of Metroland-type suburbia, including Wembley Stadium (1923) and the British Empire Exhibition (1924/25). The early stage of the formation of Hampermill Lake (1938) is depicted here and a second feature was created by 1960.



The medium-sized, independent school continues to thrive eighty years later, but the factory was closed in 1985.

John Swain
Monday 23rd of September 2013 10:35:16 AM