|Mill End, Rickmansworth|
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Mill End is a semi-rural village in Hertfordshire, England, which has in recent times become a contiguous part of Rickmansworth. Most of it is unparished (i.e. it does not have a civil parish council); part comes under Chorleywood Parish Council. By the time of the 2011 Census a new civil parish had been formed called Maple Cross and Mill End. All of Mill End forms part of Three Rivers District and so is administered by Three Rivers District Council and Hertfordshire County Council.
By 1880, Mill End had church buildings and so had become a village; it was no longer a hamlet. It contained St. Peter's Church (built in 1874-5) and a Baptist chapel. St Peter's was a small flint building with Bath-stone dressings. The village also had a paper mill, tannery, and brewery.
Another notable ancient structure at Mill End was a timber-framed farmhouse called Shepherds Farm, mentioned in a 1294 subsidy roll with a reference to Robert Le Schephard. The subsidy roll of 1534 records the name of Robert Lane. The Lane family farmed there until 1773, when Joseph Lane sold the farm to Joseph Swannell. By 1839 the Thelluson trustees had bought it. They built a new farmhouse and used the original farmhouse as lodgings for single men employed on the farm.
Tornado Cars used to manufacture kit cars at 90 Uxbridge Rd, Mill End. The company sold the cars either factory finished or in component form (in which case the buyer was responsible for assembling the car from the components). The first model was shown to the press in August 1958 and production of cars stopped in 1964. Tornado Cars won the 750 Motor Clubs' Six Hour Handicap Relay Race at Silverstone twice and, at its peak, employed 60 people. The new Fairway Tyre Services building on the site is called "Tornado House" as a tribute.
Mill End lies within Three Rivers District and is associated with three wards of Three Rivers District Council:
Mill End and Maple Cross Ward contains the part of Mill End west of Church Lane/Shepherds Lane and north of the Uxbridge Road. It also contains Heronsgate, Maple Cross, and West Hyde. May 2012 elections) are Chris Lucas, Ann Shaw OBE, and Peter Wakeling. All are Liberal Democrats. :7:23:27:28The district councillors representing the ward (following the 3
Penn Ward contains the part of Mill End east of Church Lane/Shepherds Lane and north of the Uxbridge Road. May 2012 elections) are Les Mead and Sarah Nelmes. Both are Liberal Democrats. :7:24:25The district councillors representing the ward (following the 3
Rickmansworth Ward contains the part of Mill End south of the Uxbridge Road. It also contains central Rickmansworth, Batchworth, Batchworth Heath, and Woodcock Hill. May 2012 elections) are Paula Hiscocks and David Sansom. Both are Conservatives. :7:22:26The district councillors representing the ward (following the 3
The main responsibilities of Three Rivers District Council are:
Three Rivers District lies within the county of Hertfordshire. So Mill End is also administered by Hertfordshire County Council.
Three Rivers District lies within Hertfordshire Constabulary's police area. The elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire sets the policing budget, holds the Chief Constable to account, determines local policing priorities, and represents the views of residents.
Most of Mill End is unparished, but the part of it north of Oakfield is in Chorleywood Civil Parish. 3This area forms the parish's Chorleywood Quickwood Ward. The parish councillor representing the ward (following the 27 May 2010 election) is Raj Khiroya, a Liberal Democrat who was the only Chorleywood Parish councillor to be elected unopposed. :
London is just to the south of Mill End (Mill End borders the London Borough of Hillingdon).
Harry Edwin Curtis JP (known as H.E. Curtis) was living in Springwell Lodge (276 Uxbridge Road) Mill End when he died on 8 December 1948. He had been a Hertfordshire County Council alderman and a chairman of Rickmansworth Urban District Council "who worked for the good of Mill End for many years and who had taken great interest in the welfare of old people". :6
When Springwell Avenue, Mill End was built (in December 1925), Rickmansworth Urban District Council named it after Curtis' home, Springwell Lodge. 16 In 1953 the council named Curtis Close (which contained bungalows for old people) in commemoration of Curtis. These road names were kept in 1972 when their pre-fabricated bungalows and houses were demolished and rebuilt. :6:
Job Lane (1620–1697) emigrated to America from Shepherds Farm, Mill End, in 1649 (with his brothers James and Edward). He was a carpenter who built bridges and houses in the Boston, Massachusetts area. He also imported goods from England.
In 1664 Lane became the owner of 1500 acres of land in Billerica in exchange for building a mansion at Norwich, Connecticut for Fitz John Winthrop, the grandson of Governor Winthrop. This land is now one-fifth of Bedford, Massachusetts. Lane also built one of the college buildings in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Rickmansworth is a town in southwest Hertfordshire, England, about 17 miles (27 km) northwest of central London and inside the perimeter of the M25 motorway. The town is mainly to the north of the Grand Union Canal and the River Colne. The nearest large town is Watford, about 5 miles (8 km) to the east. Rickmansworth is the administrative seat of the Three Rivers District Council. The confluence of the River Chess and the River Gade with the Colne in Rickmansworth inspired the district's name. The enlarged Colne flows south to form a major tributary of the River Thames. The town is served by the Metropolitan line of the London Underground and Chiltern Railways from London Marylebone to Aylesbury.
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Sarratt is a village and civil parish in Three Rivers District, Hertfordshire. It is situated 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Rickmansworth on high ground near the county boundary with Buckinghamshire. The chalk stream, the River Chess, rising just north of Chesham in the Chiltern Hills, passes through Sarratt Bottom in the valley to the west of the village to join the River Colne in Rickmansworth. The conditions offered by the river are perfect for the cultivation of watercress. Sarratt has the only commercially operating watercress farm in Hertfordshire. The valley to the east of Sarratt is dry.
Maple Cross is a village in Hertfordshire, England, which up until the Second World War consisted of an inn, a blacksmith's shop and a few cottages. Today there are around 800 postwar council houses. Some of these have been sold into private ownership. The area is close by junction 17 of the M25 motorway, which makes up the western boundary of the village. It lies on the western fringe of Rickmansworth, about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of Watford and 6 miles north of Uxbridge.
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One third of Three Rivers District Council in Hertfordshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election.
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Maple Cross and Mill End is a ward in Three Rivers, in England, the United Kingdom. It is located in the far south-west Hertfordshire, in the East of England region. The ward includes the eponymous villages of Maple Cross and Mill End, lying between Chorleywood West to the north; Penn, Rickmansworth, and Harefield to the east; and Chalfont St. Giles and Chalfont Common to the west.
Three Rivers District Council is the local authority for the Three Rivers non-metropolitan district of England, the United Kingdom. Three Rivers is located in the south-west of Hertfordshire, in the East of England region. The Council itself is based in Rickmansworth, the largest settlement in the district, but also comprises Abbots Langley, Chorleywood, Croxley Green, Maple Cross, Mill End, Sarratt and South Oxhey.
This page provides brief details of primary schools in the borough of Three Rivers in Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
West Hyde is a village situated alongside the A412 road, in the Three Rivers District in south-west Hertfordshire, England. At the 2011 the population of the village was included in the Three Rivers ward of Maple Cross and Mill End.
Chorleywood Common is a 75.6 hectare Local Nature Reserve in Chorleywood in Hertfordshire. It is owned and managed by Chorleywood Parish Council, and the declaring authority is Hertfordshire County Council. The common is part of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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