Houses of Cross Lane and associated part of East Common

By Diana Parrott

  

Photo:1843 tithe map showing Cross Lane

1843 tithe map showing Cross Lane

Cross Lane is on the 1843 tithe map running from the Common to the lower right of the map. The associated part of East Common (marked D on the street map) was built on Greencroft Field (no 715) which was always part of a property known originally as Wystock, then Bamville Wood Farm and lastly (from about 1700) Limbrick Hall Farm some maps show it as being partly a brickfield. 

Mud Lane runs parallel with Cross Lane - below Cross Lane on the map


The maps below are from 1805-34,1898,2017 and a modern street map and all show Cross and Mud Lanes. The tithe map is not orientated N-S so these have all been realigned for comparison.  Cross Lane runs southwest to northeast. 

Photo:OS 1805-34 map

OS 1805-34 map

Photo:OS map 1898

OS map 1898

Photo:2017 OS map Cross Lane

2017 OS map Cross Lane

 

Photo:Street make marked to indicate four parts of East Common

Street make marked to indicate four parts of East Common


The houses on Cross lane are all between the Common and the railway bridge with East Common and Grange Court Road both branching from it.

The lane was closed off as a road at the railway bridge in 1978 when the bridge had to be rebuilt (raised) because the line was electrified.  Beyond that down to Grove Road the lane had been closed earlier, in 1975, to allow Cross Farm Estate houses to be built and they back onto the lane. There is no vehicular access for them from the lane.  However there is pedestrian access and some gardens also have gates onto the lane.  On the opposite side there are allotments and fields.

The associated East Common houses run from Cross Lane to Bamville Wood (road) - see section D on the street map above.

 

Cross Lane houses, odd numbered side

Photo:No 1 Falcons

No 1 Falcons

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Photo:Falcons, house name

Falcons, house name

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Photo:No 3 Dell Croft

No 3 Dell Croft

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Photo:No 3 Dell Croft house name

No 3 Dell Croft house name

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Photo:No 5 Tall Trees

No 5 Tall Trees

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Photo:No 7

No 7

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Photo:No 9

No 9

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Photo:Grange Court Road from Cross Lane

Grange Court Road from Cross Lane

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Photo:No 11 the last house before the bridge

No 11 the last house before the bridge

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Cross Lane houses, even numbered side

Photo:Notice at Bamville Copse entrance

Notice at Bamville Copse entrance

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Photo:No 2 Hopefield

No 2 Hopefield

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Photo:Nab Wood house name

Nab Wood house name

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Photo:Nab Wood

Nab Wood

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  Barriers to stop vehicular traffic using Cross Lane

At the bridge                                      At Cross Lane Farm

Photo:Cross Lane - gate at the bridge

Cross Lane - gate at the bridge

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Photo:Notice by Cross Lane Farm

Notice by Cross Lane Farm

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Moveable to allow access to fields and allotments 

East Common houses

Section D on the street map above

From Cross Lane

Photo:Hamilton House

Hamilton House

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Photo:Bracken Edge

Bracken Edge

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Photo:Robin Cottage

Robin Cottage

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Photo:Ivy Cottage

Ivy Cottage

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Photo:Eastmoor Lodge

Eastmoor Lodge

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Photo:The previous Eastmoor Lodge, 1990 painting

The previous Eastmoor Lodge, 1990 painting

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Photo:Grosvenor

Grosvenor

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Photo:last house from Cross Lane  (no name visible))

last house from Cross Lane (no name visible))

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This page was added by Diana Parrott on 02/09/2020.

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