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Croxley Green

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Population  12,562 (2011 Census)
Region  East
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Shire county  Hertfordshire
District  Three Rivers District
UK parliament constituency  South West Hertfordshire
OS grid reference  TQ075955
Country  England
Post town  Rickmansworth
Local time  Sunday 9:51 PM
Dialling code  01923
Croxley Green
Weather  6°C, Wind W at 24 km/h, 93% Humidity

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.

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Map of Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, UK

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

Croxley Green has a large village green surrounded by old buildings, including the Croxley Green Windmill. There is extensive building of housing stock from the 1930s foillowing the Metropolitan Railway.

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.

A windmill was built c1860. It survives today converted to residential accommodation. Croxley Common Moor to the south of the village, OS grid reference TQ083949 was designated as an SSSI in 1986. 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

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.

The Croxley Rail Link is a railway engineering project. When complete, Watford branch services on the London Underground's Metropolitan line will be diverted at Baldwins Lane from the current terminus at Watford tube station onto the alignment of the disused Watford and Rickmansworth Railway between Croxley Green railway station and Watford High Street stations before continuing to Watford Junction. The diversion requires the construction of a viaduct over the Grand Union Canal, River Gade and A412 road.

Schools

  • Morris Minors Pre School
  • Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School
  • Little Green Junior School
  • Harvey Road Primary School
  • Yorke Mead Primary School
  • Rickmansworth School Secondary School
  • Church of England

  • All Saints' Church, The Green
  • St Oswald's Church, Malvern Way
  • Explore Church, Fuller Way
  • Baptist

  • Croxley Green Baptist Church, Baldwin's Lane
  • Methodist

  • Croxley Green Methodist Church, New Road
  • Roman Catholic

  • St Bede's, Baldwins Lane
  • Independent Evangelical

  • Croxley Green Christian Assembly
  • Notable residents

  • John Theodore Tussaud (1858–1943) the great-grandson of Madame Tussaud lived at The Hawthorns, 17 New Road, in the early years of the 20th century (c1902-1914).
  • Barbara Woodhouse the dog trainer presented Training Dogs the Woodhouse Way on television in the 1980s and lived at Campions from the 1940s to the 1980s.
  • Fred Housego, the 1980 BBC Mastermind winner, and sometime London black cab driver.
  • Ron Tarr, a British actor, best known for playing the part of "Big Ron" in EastEnders, lived in Durrants Drive. In a report about Tarr's death in the Daily Mirror, journalist Chris Hughes stated the character had "a cult following".
  • Local organisations

    Croxley Green has a Residents Association and a Parish Council. There are local organisations dedicated to pastimes and leisure. The Croxley Green Society run the "Revels". There are varying clubs including the camera, needlecraft, wine, vineyard, bicycle, jazz, and folk.

    References

    Croxley Green Wikipedia


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