Batchworth

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Batchworth
Batchworth is located in Hertfordshire
Batchworth
Batchworth
Batchworth shown within Hertfordshire
Population206 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ0694
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRICKMANSWORTH
Postcode districtWD3
Dialling code01923
PoliceHertfordshire
FireHertfordshire
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Hertfordshire
51°38′N 0°28′W / 51.63°N 00.46°W / 51.63; -00.46Coordinates: 51°38′N 0°28′W / 51.63°N 00.46°W / 51.63; -00.46

Batchworth was once a hamlet and is now a civil parish and part of Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire. Batchworth Parish Council was created in 2017 consisting of two Three Rivers District Council wards, namely, Rickmansworth Town and Moor Park & Eastbury. The first election was on 4 May 2017. There are eight councillors; four in each ward.

The Grand Union Canal passes through Batchworth.[2] The Batchworth Canal Centre is alongside the Grand Union lock, near the junction of the A404 and A4145 roads. This is the home of the Rickmansworth Waterways Trust who run a visitors centre, a working heritage boat, a small outdoor cafe and co-ordination of the annual Rickmansworth Canal Festival.[3]

The future of the historic cotton mill is uncertain following its need of urgent repairs.[4]

Batchworth Sea Scouts have their headquarters alongside the canal.[5] The Batchworth Dragons dragon boat club were born out of the scout group and competes at a national and international level. [6]

Batchworth Lake, created by the extraction of gravel for the original Wembley Stadium, is used for water skiing and forms part of Rickmansworth Aquadrome.

Batchworth Heath is four hectares (ten acres) of designated common land around the junction of Batchworth Heath Hill, Batchworth Lane and White Hill, owned and managed by Three Rivers District Council. The habitat is heathland with an ancient pond and rich wildlife. Since July 2015 the site has been listed by Natural England as a Local Nature Reserve, but according to Three Rivers Council this is an error and they have asked Natural England to remove it from the list. [7][8] [9]

See also[edit]

Local government in England

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All people in Settlements in Hertfordshire" (PDF). 2001 Census, Key Statistics for HCC Settlements. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-26. Retrieved 2009-03-20.
  2. ^ http://www.rwt.org.uk/ around-batchworth/history
  3. ^ "Rickmansworth Waterways Trust homepage". Retrieved 2013-04-25.
  4. ^ http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/news/14408129.Future_of_historic_building_cast_into_doubt/?ref=eb
  5. ^ "Batchworth Sea Scouts". Retrieved 2013-04-25.
  6. ^ "Batchworth Dragons history". Retrieved 2013-04-25.
  7. ^ "Batchworth Heath". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 13 March 2013. Archived from the original on November 30, 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Map of Batchworth Heath". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Batchworth Heath including Manor of Moor". Common Land in England. Retrieved 25 April 2015.