Wheathampstead Heritage: Virtual Museum Exhibit

Rose Lane
Dark Ages
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An ancient trackway that once led west to Marshalls Heath and Mackerye End

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This is an ancient trackway, possibly dating from Saxon times. Until well into the 19th century, it was the start of a road that continued west across the fields to Marshalls Heath and Mackerye End. Note the remains of old earthbanks on either side of the lane, with traces of laid hedges.


At the end of the 19th century, the land to the right of the lane was a gravel pit with its own light railway complete with pony-drawn trucks that carried gravel to the railway goods yard for transport to London, where it was used in the construction of the London Underground.

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Rose Lane, gravel pit, Marshalls Heath, Mackerye End

Marshalls Heath: Cherry Trees Restaurant  Marshalls Heath  

Mackerye End: Mackerye End  

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Date Created: 26/03/2014 11:09:40, by: Richard   Date last edited: 22/04/2014 10:21:37, by: Richard

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