Croxley Green

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Croxley Green
Croxley Green is located in Hertfordshire
Croxley Green
Croxley Green
Croxley Green shown within Hertfordshire
Population 12,562 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference TQ075955
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Rickmansworth
Postcode district WD3
Dialling code 01923
Police Hertfordshire
Fire Hertfordshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hertfordshire
51°38′49″N 0°26′42″W / 51.647°N 0.445°W / 51.647; -0.445Coordinates: 51°38′49″N 0°26′42″W / 51.647°N 0.445°W / 51.647; -0.445

Croxley Green is a large suburb of Rickmansworth and a civil parish in England with a population recorded at the 2011 Census of 12,562.[1]

Located on the A412 between Watford to the north–east, and Rickmansworth to the south–west in Hertfordshire, it is approximately 20 miles (32 km) north–west of London.

History[edit]

The Green
Croxley Common Moor
River Gade

Croxley Green has a large village green surrounded by old buildings; the Croxley Green Windmill was built c1860. It survives today converted to residential accommodation.

The Green houses the "Revels on The Green", an annual village fair which includes a traditional maypole dance, which used to be illustrated on the road signs on entering the village. The revels were featured in Metro-land, the 1973 television documentary by John Betjeman, who referred to them solemnly as "a tradition dating back to 1952". The annual Mummers play, "St. George & The Dragon", is played out during the Christmas period at a number of village hostelries. Since 2006 the Parish Council have organised a firework display on The Green for New Year's Eve.

Croxley Mill was built in 1830 adjacent to the Grand Union Canal by the paper manufacturer John Dickinson. Croxley Script stationery used to be produced there by John Dickinson and Co. Ltd. Dickinson Square, Dickinson Avenue, and Barton Way are streets named after the mill owner and some contain the houses built by the company for their workers at the end of the 19th Century. The mill closed in 1980.[2][3] There is extensive building of housing stock from the 1930s foillowing the Metropolitan Railway

In 1986 Croxley Common Moor to the south of the village, OS grid reference TQ083949, was designated as an SSSI. In 2008 a group of residents were successful in gaining village green status for Buddleia Wood, a small area of woodland to the south of the village, thereby protecting the area for generations to come. The village signs were replaced in February 2008 with a scene of All Saints Church and The Green.

Rail transport[edit]

Train services are currently provided by the Watford branch of the London Underground Metropolitan line from Croxley station. The journey is 40 – 45 minutes to Baker Street; 60 minutes to Aldgate in the City of London.

Schools[edit]

In 2016, Rickmansworth School took in an extra class of 30 students of which would now occur with every new year group joining with £2.3 million funding to upgrade their facilities from the government.

Churches[edit]

C of E All Saints' Church, The Green[10]

C of E St Oswald's Church, Malvern Way[11]

C of E Explore Church, Fuller Way[12]

Croxley Green Baptist Church, Baldwin's Lane[13]

Croxley Green Methodist Church, New Road[14]

Roman Catholic, St Bede's, Baldwins Lane

Croxley Green Christian Assembly[15]

Notable residents[edit]

Local organisations[edit]

Croxley Green has a Residents Association and a Parish Council. There are local organisations dedicated to pastimes and leisure. The Croxley Green Society runs the "Revels", an event hosted on The Green in June/July every year. There are varying clubs including the camera, needlecraft, wine, vineyard, bicycle, jazz, and folk. Additionally there is an annual free of charge festival, called 'CroxFest', which takes place on The Green in September.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Newighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Ailsa Jenkins, ‘Dickinson, John (1782–1869)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online edn, Oxford University Press, Oct 2007 accessed 20 Dec 2008
  3. ^ Evans, Joan. The endless web: John Dickinson and Co. Ltd., 1804–1954 (1955)
  4. ^ http://www.morrisminorspre-school.com/
  5. ^ "Home Page". Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School. 2017-03-10. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  6. ^ R.Hyde. "Home". Little Green Junior School. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  7. ^ "Harvey Road Primary School". Harveyroad.herts.sch.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  8. ^ "Home Page". Yorke Mead Primary School. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  9. ^ "Home". Rickmansworth School. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  10. ^ "All Saints' Church". Croxleygreenallsaints.org. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  11. ^ "St Oswald's Church". Stoswaldschurch.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  12. ^ "Explore Church". Explore Church. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  13. ^ Croxley Green Baptist Church
  14. ^ "Croxley Green Methodist Church". Croxleymethodist.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  15. ^ "Croxley Green Christian Assembly". Archive.org. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  16. ^ Kelly's Directory of Hertfordshire, 1902, p80
  17. ^ Kelly's Directory of Hertfordshire, 1914, p96
  18. ^ Stephen Follows, ‘Woodhouse , Barbara Kathleen Vera (1910–1988)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 20 Dec 2008
  19. ^ David Crozier (2014-09-15). "September 18, 1981". News Shopper. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  20. ^ "Big Ron Dies of Cancer at 60". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. 22 October 1997. Retrieved 14 April 2009. 

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