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Encyclopedia > Croxley Green
Croxley Green

Croxley Green shown within the United Kingdom
Population 12,000
OS grid reference TQ075955
District Three Rivers
Shire county Hertfordshire
Region East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RICKMANSWORTH
Postcode district WD3
Dial code 01923
Police Hertfordshire
Fire Hertfordshire
Ambulance East of England
UK Parliament South West Hertfordshire
European Parliament East of England
List of places: UKEnglandHertfordshire

Coordinates: 51°38′49″N 0°26′42″W / 51.647, -0.445 Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 11 KB) Summary Description: A blank map of the United Kingdom, with country outline and coastline; contact the author for help with modifications or add-ons Source: Reference map provided by Demis Mapper 6 Date: 2006-21-06 Author: User... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Three Rivers is a local government district in Hertfordshire, England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... For the similarly named county in the West Midlands region, see Herefordshire. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... The East of England is one of the nine official regions of England. ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping; thus the OECD has used the phrase in reference to the former Yugoslavia[1], the Soviet Union and European institutions such as the Council of... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the anthem of the United Kingdom is God Save the Queen. See also Proposed English National Anthems. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The WD postcode area, also known as the Watford postcode area, is a group of 11 postal districts around the town of Watford in Hertfordshire, England. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... Hertfordshire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the county of Hertfordshire in England. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The (Hertfordshire) fire and rescue service with 29 stations across the county they are : * Baldock and Letchworth Fire Station * Berkhamsted Fire Station * (Bishops Stortford Fire Station) * Borehamwood Fire Station * Buntingford Fire Station * Bushey Fire Station * Cheshunt Fire Station * Garston Fire Station * Harpenden Fire Station * Hatfield Fire Station * Hemel Hempstead Fire... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Badge of the East of England Ambulance Service The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the authority responsible for providing NHS ambulance services in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea, Suffolk and Thurrock, in the East of England region. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... South West Hertfordshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... East of England is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a list of settlements in the ceremonial county of Hertfordshire, England. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Croxley Green is a village of approximately 5,000 dwellings and 12,000 residents located between Watford (to the north-east) and Rickmansworth (to the south-west) in Hertfordshire, England. Watford is a town and district in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, situated 34 km (21 miles) northwest of London and within the bounds of the M25 motorway. ... // , Rickmansworth is a town in the Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire, England, 4¼ miles (7km) west of Watford. ... For the similarly named county in the West Midlands region, see Herefordshire. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the anthem of the United Kingdom is God Save the Queen. See also Proposed English National Anthems. ...


Croxley is about 20 miles north-west of London. Train services are currently provided by the Watford branch of the London Underground Metropolitan Line from Croxley station. The journey takes around 40 minutes to Baker Street or 60 minutes to Aldgate in the City of London. The village is further away from the now-closed Croxley Green railway station on the Croxley Green to Watford line. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The London Underground is a transit system that serves much of Greater London and some neighbouring areas. ... London Transport Portal The Metropolitan Line is part of the London Underground, coloured maroon on the Tube map. ... Croxley is a London Underground station in the Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire. ... Motto: Domine dirige nos Latin: Lord, guide us Shown within Greater London Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region Greater London Status sui generis, City and Ceremonial County Admin HQ Guildhall Government  - Leadership see text  - Mayor John Stuttard  - MP Mark Field  - London Assembly John Biggs Area  - City  1. ... Croxley Green was a railway station located in the town of Croxley to the west of Watford. ... The Watford and Rickmansworth Railway Company (WRR) was a short-lived company that, quite unsurprisingly, ran services between Watford and Rickmansworth, it was incorporated in 1860 and the line actually opened in 1862. ...


Croxley Green, as suggested by the name, has a large village green which is surrounded by some of its oldest buildings (17th Century). There is extensive building from the 19th Century centred around New Road (ironically, one of the oldest roads in the village), plus a good deal of housing stock from the 1930s, built at the time of the Metropolitan Line branch. The Green houses the "Revels on The Green", an annual village fair which includes a traditional maypole dance, as 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 Mummer folk play "St. George & The Dragon" is played out during the Christmas period at a number of village hostelries. (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Dancing around the maypole, in Åmmeberg, Sweden The maypole is a tall wooden pole (traditionally of hawthorn or birch), sometimes erected with several long coloured ribbons suspended from the top, festooned with flowers, draped in greenery and strapped with large circular wreaths, depending on local and regional variances. ... Metropolitan steam locomotive Metro-land (or Metroland) refers, broadly speaking, to the suburban areas north-west of London, in the counties of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex, served by the Metropolitan Railway, an independent company until absorbed by the London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) in 1933. ... A collection of Betjemans poetry, published by John Murray in January 2006 Sir John Betjeman CBE (28 August 1906 – 19 May 1984) was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in Whos Who as a poet and hack. He was born to a middle-class family... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ...


Croxley's biggest claim to fame is the writing paper Croxley Script, which used to be produced in the village by the paper maker John Dickinson. Although Dickinson's left many years ago (to nearby Apsley, Hemel Hempstead), the legacy lives on in street names (Dickinson Square, Dickinson Avenue, Barton Way and others) some of which contain housing built by the company for mill workers at the end of the 19th Century and others named after Mill owners and management etc.. Headline text John Dickinson (March 29, 1782 – January 11, 1869) invented a continuous mechanised paper making process. ... Apsley is a town in the county of Hertfordshire, England. ... Hemel Hempstead is a town in Hertfordshire, England with a population of 81,143 at the 2001 Census. ... International Paper Companys Kraft paper mill in Georgetown, South Carolina. ...


Croxley Green has an active Residents Association and Parish Council and is also the home of an array of local organisations dedicated to pastimes and leisure. The Croxley Green Society run the "Revels" and there are varying clubs including the Camera, Needlecrafters, SadoMasochism, Wine, Vineyard, Bicycle, Jazz, and Folk to mention the first few.


Croxley Green also had other famous 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 (c1903-1914). 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. Double Bassist George Trebar grew up in the village from 1974 to 1994. It is also the home to the 1980 BBC Mastermind winner (and sometime London black cab driver) Fred Housego. A wax sculpture of Marie Tussaud at Madame Tussauds wax museum in London Marie Tussaud (December 1, 1761 - April 16, 1850) is known for her wax sculptures and Madame Tussauds, the wax museum she setup in London. ... Barbara Kathleen Vera Woodhouse (née Blackburn, 9 May 1910 - 9 July 1988) was a well known British dog trainer and television personality. ... Mastermind is a British quiz show, well-known for its challenging questions, intimidating setting and air of seriousness. ...


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Croxley Green - Watford West BR (532 words)
Croxley Green - Watford West BR You might find contemporary maps that still show this line as temporarily closed
This is looking from the Croxley Green side towards Watford.
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Croxley Green - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (431 words)
Croxley Green is a village of approximately 5000 dwellings and 12000 residents located between Watford (to the north-east) and Rickmansworth (to the south-west) in Hertfordshire, England.
Croxley Green, as suggested by the name, has a large village green which is surrounded by some of its oldest buildings (17th Century).
The Green houses the "Revels on The Green", an annual village fair which includes a traditional maypole dance, as illustrated on the road signs on entering the village.
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