Perambulation of the bounds of Headley Parish

Comparing the years 1772, 1873, 1881, 1890, 1895 & 1906

For separate detail of individual years, click dates above

For further information see also letter from Mr Coventry to Mr Laverty dated 1890

(Note also detail for perambulation of Grayshott Parish in 1919
and for Bramshott Parish in
1890)

For the purposes of comparison, all perambulations are shown as starting from the same point.

The point chosen is "Eade's Chimney", where the parishes of Bramshott, Headley and Selborne (now Blackmoor) met, at the centre of a chimney of a house inhabited by a person named Eade. This house was demolished between 1881 and 1890, leaving no trace as to where the chimney stood. A joint party from Bramshott and Headley in 1890 then determined it to be: "in a small garden lying due north and 23 paces from the door of the house inhabited by Charles Fisher; the spot being 5 yards from the S. bank, and 7 yards from the W. bank, and 12 paces from a wild cherry tree situated on the E. side of the garden".

Perambulation of 1772
(No.1 is at Golden Cross)

1873 [with corrections in 1881]
(No.1 is at Whitehill)

1890 [with corrections in 1895]
and {comments from 1919}

(No.1 is at Whitehill)

Perambulation of 1906
(Part of boundary only)

 

3. Thence, through his cottage, [E. to big stump] to a cross by the stream at the bottom of the field, where the more Northern of the two water courses runs in.

13. Thence E. through a big stump to the stream at the bottom of the field, where the more Northern of the two water-courses runs in.

1. Thence E. about in a straight line to the S. corner of a fuel shed.

 

4. Thence in the same straight line to the S. corner of a fuel shed belonging to Pink.

14. Thence in the same straight line to the S. corner of a fuel shed belonging to Mr Huntingford; cutting off a very small piece of Mr Greenaway's plot.

 

58. Thence across Hollywater and two or three little fields to the boundary stone on the common.

5. Thence, still in a straight line, across the road to a boundary stone at the corner of the hedge on the N. side of the road.

15. Thence, still in a straight line, across the road to the corner of the hedge on the N. side of the road.

2. Thence, still in a straight line, across the road to the corner of the hedge on the N. side of the road.

 

6. Thence in the same straight line along the bottom of the ditch to another road.

16. Thence in the same straight line along the bottom of a ditch to another road.

3. Thence in the same straight line along the bottom of a ditch to another road.

 

7. Thence in the same line, and 25 feet from the hedge, to an old stump.

17. Thence in the same line, and 25 feet from the hedge [ditch], to where the bank again projects.

4. Thence in the same line, and 20 feet from the ditch, to where the bank again projects.

59. Thence to the cross near two trees near the common.

8. Thence up the common, 3 feet from the bank, right up to a stone near the Bible Christian Chapel.

18. Thence up the common, 3 feet from the bank, right up to the Farnham and Liphook road, and across the road with the drain.

5. Thence up the common, 3 feet from the bank, right up to the Farnham and Liphook road, and across the road with the drain.

 

9. Thence N. 32 paces.

 

 

60. Thence in a straight line to another cross on the common, and to Osgood's house.

10. Thence E. again along the hedge, down to a house belonging to Mrs Curtis, past a drain which crosses the road over Passfield Common to Liphook.

 

 

 

11. Thence up the hedge side [on S. side of hedge] nearly straight to a field by Headley river.

19. Thence, up the S. side of the hedges to Westlands.

6. Thence up the S. side of the hedges to Westlands.

 

12. Thence down the watercourse which runs from the hedge E. half-way down the field, then N. across the field, and then down the river.

20. Thence in the same direction down the watercourse on the W. side of Westlands.

7. Thence in the same direction down the watercourse on the W. side of Westlands.

 

[12. or; Thence in the same direction, 20 paces, to the head of the old course, thence down the course, taking in one paine, and E. to the river.]

21. Thence in the same direction, 20 paces, to the head of the old course, thence down the course to the hedge, taking in one paine, and down the centre of the course to the river.

8. Thence in the same direction, 20 paces, to the head of the old course, thence down the course to the hedge, taking in one paine, and down the centre of the course to the river.

61. Thence straight to Headley River and the rails upon it.

13. Thence across the river and E. [N.E. in the direction of an oak tree] across the meadow between the streams to where the rails were.

22. Thence across the river nearly in the direction of an oak tree, and across the meadow between the streams to where the rails were.

9. Thence across the river nearly in the direction of an oak tree, and across the meadow between the streams to where the rails were.

62. Thence straight in a line Eastward up by the hedge side of several fields, Passfield Road.

14. Thence E. (after crossing the stream) up to Mr Warren's road[; by a course, and then 12 paces].

23. Thence E. (after crossing the stream) up to Mr Warren's road; by a course, and then 12 paces.

10. Thence E. (after crossing the stream) up to Mr Warren's road; by a course, and then 12 paces.

 

15. Thence across the road, and up the S. side of the hedge of several fields (one meadow and four fields) to the pond opposite Tilbury's.

24. Thence across the road, and up the S. side of the hedge of several fields (one meadow and four fields) to the pond opposite Mr Tilbury's.

11. Thence across the road, and up the S. side of the head of a meadow and up the centre of the hedge of four fields to the pond opposite Tilbury's.

63. Thence by the same road back again to Golden Cross.

16. Thence, without going into the pond, up the W. side of the road to the corner of the hedge opposite the limekiln.

25. Thence, without going into the pond, up the W. side of the road to the corner of the hedge opposite the limekiln, [noting on the green the cross showing where James Luke Hack was killed].

12. Thence, without going into the pond, up the W. side of the road to the corner of the hedge opposite the limekiln; (noting on the green the cross showing where James Luke Hack was killed).

1. Golden Cross near Little Common in the lane at the meeting of the two lanes one of which leads directly to Greyshott, and the other to Headley.

17. Thence across to the E. side of the road, and up the E. (and afterwards S.) side of the road to Golden Cross, (sometimes called Reden's Corner) by a gate leading into what was Little Common.

26. Thence across to the E. side of the road, and up the E. (and afterwards S.) side of the road to Golden Cross, (sometimes called Reden's Corner) by a gate leading into what was Little Common.

13. Thence across to the E. side of the road, and up the E. (and afterwards S.) side of the road to Golden Cross (sometimes called Reden's Corner) by a gate leading into what was Little Common.

2. Hurlands Cross in the road from Headley to Bramshott, by the wall of Gentel's Coppice.

18. Thence through the gate up by the S. hedge of what was Little Common, [this S. hedge being out of the parish,] (crossing a new hedge after a while, so as always to keep to the S. side of Little Common,) to Hurland's Cross on the road leading to Bramshott.

27. Thence through the gate up by the S. hedge of what was Little Common, this S. hedge being out of the parish, (crossing a new hedge after a while, so as always to keep to the S. side of Little Common,) to Hurland's Cross on the road leading to Bramshott; Hurland's Cross being about 21 [25] rod S. of where the above "new hedge" strikes this road.

14. Thence through the gate up by the S. hedge of what was Little Common, this S. hedge being out of the parish, (crossing a new hedge after a while, so as always to keep to the S. side of Little Common,) to Hurland's Cross on the road leading to Bramshott; Hurland's Cross being at a gateway on the W. side of Gentel's Lane where a bank goes off to the West.

3. Stone Quarry Cross at the upper end of Gentel's Coppice.

19. Thence across the road to the end of the stone wall opposite, and N. up that wall, and (through the gate) round by the N. hedge of Gentel's coppice, [keeping to the N. of the hedge,] to a stone at the head of Fuller's Bottom road.

28. Thence across the road to the end of the stone wall opposite, and N. up that wall, and (through the gate) round by the N. hedge of Gentel's coppice, (keeping to the N. of the hedge), to a stone at the head of Fuller's Bottom road. {Stone gone in 1919 but will be replaced by Trust}

15. Thence across the road in the direction of this bank and gate to the opposite hedge, and N. up the hedge, and (through the gate) round by the N. hedge of Gentel's coppice, (keeping to the N. of the hedge,) to a stone at the head of Fuller's Bottom road.

4. Stone Quarry Hill cross on the Common.

20. Thence, across the road, and up the E. side of the bank nearly to the top of the hill to a tree and stone[; where the bank bends, and thence 12 paces to the R. to a cross].

29. Thence, crossing the road at right angles, to a point about 5 chains up the bank, noting an old mound and cross 2 chains up. [The small pieces outside the bank here and in Nos. 31 & 32 are supposed to have been left so as to give access to the common. The boundary in 29, 31 & 32 is taken from the Inclosure Map.] {Cross & mound re-cut 1919}

16. Thence, crossing the road at right angles, to a point about 5 chains up the bank, noting an old mound and cross 2 chains up; the cross not found in 1906. (The boundary in 16, 18 and 19 is taken from the Inclosure Map).

 

 

30. Thence, up the E. side of the bank, nearly to the top of the hill to within about 5 chains of a tree on the bank where the bank bends. {National Trust stump and cross found 1919}

17. Thence, up the E. side of the bank, nearly to the top of the hill to within about 5 chains of a tree on the bank where the bank bends; noting the cross which marks the spot where Captain Shepherd fell.

5. Cross at the South West corner of Greyshott by the hedge.

21. Thence, leaving the hedge, E. and N.E. up a little sort of ditch, with various crosses cut and mounds raised, tending to the S.W. corner of Greyshott.

31. Thence, leaving the bank, to a cross 1 chain to the S.W. of the tree in a line with that part of the bank which is to the N.E of that tree. {Cross not found in 1919}

18. Thence, leaving the bank, to a cross 1 chain to the S.W. of the tree in a line with that part of the bank which is to the N.E. of the tree.

 

[21. and 22. The 3rd cross is behind a tree and 9 paces S.W. of forked tree. The 4th cross and stone is E. by N. 150 paces from the 3rd. Thence up a ditch, at first E., to the 5th cross which is just beyond where a road crosses the bank. The 6th cross is at the bend, 20 paces from the road. The 7th cross is 42 paces further on, a little beyond the road into the manor. The 8th cross is close to a mound on top of the bank. The 9th cross is E. by S. of Greyshott House. The 10th cross is across the road some 10 paces from the bank. The 11th cross is 40 feet from the hedge. The 12th cross is 75 feet from the hedge. The 13th cross, which is just across the foot path to Woolmer, is 70 feet from the hedge. Thence to the cross and stone and thorn bush W. of the firs.]

32. Thence, in about the same direction, to a cross which is 12 paces to the right of the tree. {Cross renewed 1919}

{33 to 36 The Military trenches made during the Great War have obliterated the old marks}

33. Thence, in about the same direction, up a sort of little hollow, 100 paces to a cross.

34. Thence, in a straight line (which produced backward would meet the bank 39 feet N.E. of the tree of No.30) 150 paces to a stone on a mound, set with its point uppermost. [see below]

35. Thence in about the same direction, another 150 paces, to a cross and stone at the beginning of a ditch and bank.

19. Thence, in about the same direction, to a cross which is 12 paces to the right of the tree.

 

20. Thence, in about the same direction, up a sort of little hollow, 100 paces to a cross.

21. Thence in a straight line, some 300 paces, to a cross and stone at the beginning of a ditch and bank.

 

 

[1835 correction to cover both 34 & 35: Thence in a straight line, some 300 paces, to a cross and stone at the beginning of a ditch and bank.]

 

 

 

36. Thence up the bank to a cross which is just beyond where a road crosses the bank.

22. Thence up the bank to a cross which is just beyond where a road crosses the bank.

 

 

37. Thence, up the bank to the bend, 20 paces from the road, where the road into the manor should be.

23. Thence up the bank to the bend, 20 paces from the road, where the road into the manor should be.

 

 

38. Thence, up the bank some 2 chains, to a cross a little beyond the existing wrong road into the manor.

24. Thence up the bank some 2 chains to the existing wrong road into the manor.

 

 

Note: the Proposed Boundary against Grayshott diverges here to rejoin at 67 - see items A to H at the end.

Note: 1906 treading follows the new Boundary against Grayshott and diverges here to rejoin at 35 - see items 25 to 34 at end. The following notes 1 to 31 are from a Grayshott treading of 1919 & 1926.

 

 

39. Thence, still up the bank, some 400 paces or thereabouts, to a cross W. by S. of Greyshott Hall.

1. Starting at a cross cut on the edge of Ludshott Common (replaced by concrete Cross G.H. in 1928) E. of the existing wrong road into the Manor and 104 feet S.W. from the S. bank of the high road from Grayshott to Headley.

2. Thence along the bank (passing concrete Cross B.G. fixed 1929 by side of track on to Common) some 400 paces to Cross W. of Grayshott Hall, beyond which bank ceases, marked by a stake.

 

 

40. Thence, [just] across the road into the manor, to a cross some 2 rod from Greyshott Hall bank [now levelled].

3. Thence in same line to about 15 feet from chestnut pale fencing erected in 1928 (concrete Cross fixed 1929, position differs slightly from 1910 Ordnance Survey).

6. Cross at the South East corner of Greyshott by the hedge over against the farm-house called Cane's on the North.

22. Thence along a ditch much covered with brambles, but running first about 30 feet, then about 70 feet, then 100 feet, then 40 feet from the hedge to a cross and stone and thorn bush, this side (i.e. W.) of the firs.

41. Thence, by some crosses from 2 to 4 rod from Greyshott Hall bank, to the cross and stone and thornbush W. of where the firs were.

4. Thence S.S. by E. more or less parallel to fence, but entirely undefined to a Cross W. by S. of Grayshott Hall, which is under a small oak and near a thorn and 35 feet from marked oak tree (concrete Cross G.B. fixed 1929).

 

 

42. Thence, in about the same direction into the enclosure, (passing in about 1 rod N. of the point), and by a cross to the curved bank.

[1835 correction to cover both 41 & 42: Thence (for the most part up a little hollow, some 2 rod from the old bank) about 105 paces, to a cross; and on to the end of a deeper hollow which is a chain from the Hall bank and is near where the bank bends to the E.; thence in a straight line about 9 rod to a point a chain from the bank (cross not found in 1895); and thence in a straight line to the S.W. point of the acre inclosure near Mr Woodthorpe's house.]

5. Thence Easterly, approximately at edge of old track, to a Cross in line with tree enclosure and 90 feet from same as Ordnance Survey 1910 (Cross re-cut in 1929).

6. Thence in a straight line to the S.W. point of "the acre enclosure" (later, part of the property known as "Yaffles") where a B. is cut on an oak tree (concrete Cross B.G. 237.5 feet W. of this fixed in 1929).

 

23. Thence across the road cutting off a corner of the firs.

43. Thence, round by the curved bank, to the road.

7. Thence, round by the curved bank to the road.

7. From thence to the cross at Wagner's Wells pond in the road to Haslemere.

24. Thence, down the W. side of the road to a cross at Wagner's Pond head.

44. Thence, down the W. side of the road to Wagner's Pond head.

8. Thence, down the W. side of the road to Wagner's Pond head where the grating is.

8. From thence all along up Wagner's Wells stream and bottom.

25. Thence up the centre of the bottom, and afterwards up the S. side of the road to near Cane's. Thence through the centre of a garden field to the N. of Clark's house.

45. Thence, by the stream, to the ram, and afterwards where the stream runs, i.e. up the lowest land.

9. Thence, turning by the stream up the lowest land through the penstocks.

 

[25. Thence, by the watercourses, to the ram, and afterwards where the watercourse runs, i.e. up the lowest land; then in the ditch on the N. side of the road, below Mr I'Anson's property, up to the new gate below Belton's; thence in a straight line to again meet Belton's hedge; all along Belton's hedge; then in the middle of the road as far a Robinson's land goes; then to a point in the S. hedge of the road, 20 paces up; thence in a straight line to a small tree in the centre of the W. hedge of Morrey's house. Thence to the S. corner of W. hedge, passing, as it were, between the 2 apple trees.]

46. Thence through the penstocks. Note: sluices.

47. Thence in the ditch on the N. side of the road, below Mr Vertue's property, up to the further end of 1282 on the Ordnance map.

48. Thence up the middle of the road as far as Miss I'Anson's land goes [to the hedge on the east of Miss I'Anson's field].

49. Thence to a point in the S. hedge of the road 20 paces up.

50. Thence up the new fence passing through the W. gate post, to a point in the W. hedge of Morrey's land.

51. Thence to the E. hedge passing about 1 rod from the front of the house.

10. Thence in the ditch on the N. side of the road, below Mrs Vertue's property, up to the further end of 1204 in the Ordnance Survey, 1897.

11. Thence up the middle of the road to the hedge on the E. of Miss I'Anson's land ("Mount Cottage").

12. Thence to a point in the S. hedge of the road, 20 paces up where the bank stops, point marked by post in fence.

13. Thence up the barbed wire fence, passing through the W. gate post, to a point in the W. hedge of the land (formerly) occupied by a Broom Squire.

14. Thence to the E. hedge, passing about 1 rod from the front of the house; and on in same direction through cultivated plot.

 

26. Thence again by the [old] S. fence of road.

52. Thence again up the centre of the road.

15. Thence again up the centre of the road.

 

27. Thence [diagonally] through the middle of the small enclosed (one-eight acre) field belonging to [(or rented by)] Stephen Boxall.

53. Thence diagonally through the middle of the small field belonging to Mr Mowatt, striking it at the new fence.

16. Thence cutting off the corner of a small garden belonging to Mr Mowatt, and out into the road about 2 chains up.

9. The head of Wagner's Wells bottom.

28. Thence out into the road (not going through Mr Chalcraft's piece), and up the S. hedge to a cross at Wagner's Wells Bottom head, at the corner of the hedge by the apple tree.

54. Thence out into the road about 2 chains up, and up the S. hedge of the road to Wagner's Wells Bottom head, at the corner of the hedge by the apple tree.

17. Thence up the S. hedge of the road to Wagner's Wells Bottom head, at the corner of the hedge by the apple tree (this apple tree, estimated at 300 years old, died in 1919, and a new one was planted on the site).

 

 

55. Thence nearly N. across the mouths of the two roads to a cross at the bend of the bank not far from the pathway.

18. Thence nearly N. across the mouths of the two roads to the bend of the bank, the District Council boundary stone being some 20 feet too far to the W.

10. From thence in a line Northward to the cross by the roadside from Greyshott to Hindhead.

29. Thence in a straight line N.E. up the uncultivated land along a path[; i.e. on the E. side of the new occupation road].

56. Thence in a straight line parallel to the direction of this path to the Greyshott and Hindhead road [the whole of the Boundary Road being in Headley Parish].

19. Thence in a straight line to where the Boundary Road meets the Headley Road (the whole of Boundary Road being in the Parish of Grayshott).

11. Thence Northward to the cross and stone mark at the head of Whitmore Bottom.

30. Thence (crossing the Greyshott and Hindhead road), with a very slight bend, [going by the bank,] to a mark at the head of Whitmore bottom.

57. Thence, crossing this road, in the same straight line to a bank which meets the N. side of the road.

20. Crossing the Headley Road to a point 3 feet W. of a bank which meets the N. side of the road (the Council stone being about 3 feet E. of the boundary).

 

 

58. Thence, down the W. of this bank and 3 feet from its top, to the head of Whitmore bottom, a distance of some 7 chains.

21. Thence down the W. of this bank and 3 feet from it where is now a deep ditch, to the head of Whitmoor Bottom, a distance of some 7 chains.

 

31. Thence down the S. of the embankment to a cross and stone[; on further side of opening in hedge (taking S. hedge)].

59. Thence down the S. of the bank; taking the S. hedge where there are two parallel hedges.

22. Thence down the S. of newly-erected chestnut fencing (concrete posts marked L.W. are placed at intervals and the boundary would appear to be in a line between the fencing and these posts). Before reaching private path to old roadway to village the fencing is brought S. right up to concrete posts. Here in order to walk along boundary high fencing has to be climbed and diverting through small gate, generally locked, open grassland is reached.

12. Thence down Whitmore Bottom and the stream or little river or rivulet to Barford.

32. Thence down the centre of the bottom.

60. Thence down the centre of the bottom.

23. Thence down the centre of the bottom.

 

33. Then through the pond, and over the hedge, and down through the lowest land of the meadow, [(or rather, bottom of Surrey slope)] to where the pond is on the other side of the hedge.

61. Thence through the pond and over the hedge and down to the end of the centre hedge.

62. Thence [up the low land] to where the pond is on the other side of the further hedge.

24. Thence through the pond over the holly hedge, down the lowland to a point in line with the central hedge about chain before the hedge is reached.

25. Thence down the lowland, over the cross wire fence, keeping slightly N. of the lowland over next cross hedge about 20 feet from bank of Lawrence's Farm and round hollow where small pond was.

 

34. Thence over the hedge, and through the pond, and down the ditch (now dry) which is between the two streams, [and down the filled-up hollow, 20 paces and less from lower bank,] to the lower end (W.) of the meadow.

63. Thence, over the hedge and through the pond, and down the lowest land of the meadow to a point in the S. bank a chain from the W. bank.

26. Thence diagonally across meadow down the lowest land to a point on the S. bank a chain from the W. bank.

 

35. Thence through the W. hedge cutting off a small piece of Mr Phillips' meadow.

64. Thence through the S. hedge cutting off a small piece of Lord Sackville Cecil's [Mr Leuchars'] meadow.

27. Thence over the S. bank and high hedge, cutting off a small piece of meadow No. 90 in 1910 Ordnance Survey.

 

36. Thence over the hedge (W.) and along the S. side of the hedge.

65. Thence over the hedge and along the S. side of the hedge.

28. Thence over cross hedge and along S. side of centre hedge, over next cross hedge and after passing pond with water lilies over hedge and ditch with running water down the lowest land of meadow passing two oak trees.

 

37. Then across the hedge where the stream crosses it and down the centre of the bottom.

66. Thence across the hedge of the next field where the stream crosses it, and down the centre of the bottom to meet the stream.

29. Thence re-cross S. hedge over small stream through woodland, and follow S. edge of flowing water which passes under Whitmoor Road from the N.E. to the S.W. side.

 

 

Note: the Proposed Boundary against Grayshott rejoins here - see items A to H at the end.

Note: the 1906 Headley treading continues here. See 31 to 38 at end for continuation of 1926 Grayshott treading.

13. Thence down the same stream to the cross at Frensham Pond where it falls into the pond; and from thence to the head of the same Pond.

38. Then all along the stream to Frensham Pond, noting the boundary stone at the tail (N.) of the Upper Mill Pond, where the boundary leaves the stream, goes over the cottage and passes by the front of the other cottages to meet the stream again.

67. Thence, along the stream to [the fish bar above] Barford Upper Mill Pond; [thence along the centre of the meadow into the Pond; (but excluding a piece of pasture on the West)].

35. Thence, along the stream to the fish bar above Barford Upper Mill Pond; thence along the centre of the meadow into the pond.

 

38g. The boundary at the corn mill passes through the sluice and;

68. Thence through the centre of this Pond to a cross at the head.

36. Thence through the centre of this Pond to a cross at the head.

 

 

69. Thence, through the cottage under the chimney, [two bedrooms of the cottage being in Headley Parish,] and by the front of the other cottages to again meet the stream.

37. Thence, through the cottage under the chimney, and by the front of the other cottages to again meet the stream; (about one bedroom of the cottage being in Headley Parish).

 

 

70. Thence, by the stream, to the lowest pond.

38. Thence, by the stream, to the lowest pond.

 

38h. At the lower mill pond through the water-wheel.

71. Thence, through the pond and by the E. side of all the buildings, and therefore by the W. side of the road, to again meet the stream.

38. Thence, through the pond and by the E. side of all the buildings, and therefore by the W. side of the road, to again meet the stream.

 

 

72. Thence, by the stream, to Frensham Pond; [but following the Ordnance Map at Simmondstones].

39. Thence, by the stream, to Frensham Pond; but following the Ordnance Map at Simmondstones.

 

39. Thence to Frensham Pond head and sluice.

73. Thence through Frensham Pond, as on the Ordnance Map, to the sluice which is some 4 chains from the N.W. corner of the White Horse Inn.

The Headley treading of 1906 ended here.

14. Thence into Beal's Mead, the old water-course in it being the boundary.

40. Thence across the road and through Beale's mead down the centre of the stream to the centre of the river (the island at this point being in Dockenfield).

74. Thence through Beale's mead down the centre of the stream to the centre of the river (the island at this point being in Dockenfield).

 

 

41. Thence (passing through the rushes on the Headley side of the island, [from 3 to 5 yards from the island]) up the centre of the river in Mr Phillips' meadow called Little Moor; noticing that the river has widened at the W. end of Little Moor.

75. Thence (passing through the rushes on the Headley side of the island, from 3 to 5 yards from the island) up the centre of the river in Mr Whitaker's meadow called Little Moor.

 

15. Thence to the stone and mark at the corner of Wishanger mead.

42. Thence (leaving the river at the W. corner of Little Moor) up a drain W. a short distance to a stone in Wishanger Mead[; 12 paces to watercourse, and then on 34 paces past an ash tree].

76. Thence, leaving the river near the beginning of Wishanger mead, at a point in the river in a line with the ash tree and stone, straight to the ash tree and up a drain to the stone.

 

16. To the Southward to another stone in the same mead.

43. Thence W. again [42 paces] to a cross and mark in a direction in line with the central line of the river.

77. Thence N.N.W. to the river.

 

17. To the ash tree in the same mead, by the river, which ash tree is marked WT for William Turner.

44. Thence up this central line passing by [the same &] another of Mr Phillips' meadows [; with another large river encroachment in the centre of Wishanger Mead].

78. Thence again up the central line of the river, passing by the same and another of Mr Whitaker's meadows.

 

18. Thence all along the river side into Lower Stream Mead but one to the S.W. corner of the same by the river side.

45. Thence into Lower Stream mead all up the middle of the river to a point in Lower Stream Mead W.S.W. of a gate [(or gateway)] in the said Lower Stream Mead, and E.N.E. of a gate in the opposite meadow (occupied by Mr Dan. Collins).

79. Thence into Lower Stream mead all up the middle of the river, to a point in the mead W.S.W. of a gateway in the mead, and E.N.E. of a gate in the opposite meadow belonging to Mr Watts.

 

19. Thence over the river into Crawt's Mead and in a straight line Southward into the opposite gate.

46. Thence across the river to this latter gate.

80. Thence across the river to this latter gate.

 

20. Thence in a straight line S.W. by W. by the hedge of the two fields.

47. Thence W.S.W. up a ditch by the side of the road to the end of the field.

81. Thence W.S.W. up a ditch by the side of the road to the end of the field.

 

21. Thence in a straight line W. by N. by the ditch to the end of it.

48. Thence across the road where the drain crosses.

82. Thence across the road diagonally in a N.W. direction where the old hedge was.

 

 

49. Thence nearly N. up the E. side of Mr Watts' field (and therefore to the W. of the plantation)[; the boundary being the ditch in the plantation].

83. Thence nearly N. up the E. side of Mr Watts' field (and therefore to the W. of the plantation); the boundary being the ditch in the plantation.

 

22. Thence Southward in a straight line to gate and road.

50. Thence S.W. down the other side of the same field to the gate and road[; the ditch being the boundary].

84. Thence, still outside the field, S.W. down the other side of the same field to the gate and road; the ditch being the boundary.

 

23. Thence S.E. up the road two or three rods to an ash stem on the other side of the road near Rock House.

51. Thence S. up the road 10 or 12 rods to a cross near Rock Barn gate[; the cross not to be found in 1881].

85. Thence S. up the road to the S.W. corner of Mr Watts' field.

 

24. Thence straight Southward over the Field to the cross in the same.

52. Thence across the road and over the hedge.

86. Thence across the road and over the hedge in a line with Mr Watts' S. fence.

 

25. Thence W. in a straight line to the gate in the next field.

53. Thence due W. across Rock field to a mark in the field near the further corner, 40 paces from the W. hedge and 13 paces from the N. hedge.

87. Thence in nearly the same direction across Rock field to a mark in the field near the further corner, 50 yards from the W. hedge and 40 yards from the N. hedge.

 

26. Thence W. in the same straight line to the boundary stone by the stile in the next field called Park Field.

54. Thence N. to this last hedge.

88. Thence N.W. [parallel to the West hedge] to this last hedge.

 

27. Then W. in the same straight line to the end of Rack field all along by the hedge.

55. Thence N.W. [or rather, nearly in the same direction], over the five-acre field to the junction of 2 hedges, and over the hedge to a stone immediately on the other side.

89. Thence in the same direction, over the five-acre field to the junction of 2 hedges, and over the hedge.

 

28. Thence S. by the end of Rack field, the whole of Rack field being comprehended in Headley Parish.

56. Thence, nearly in the same direction, up the S. [or W.] side of the hedge of the seven-acre field (Mr Watts') to a stone at the end of the hedge[; i.e. to the corner S.W. of the cottage].

90. Thence, nearly in the same direction, up the S.W. side of the hedge of the seven-acre field (anciently Rack field) to the edge of the hedge: i.e. to the corner S.W. of the cottage.

 

 

57. Thence by the hedge round the same field [or rather, by 2 short hedges, to a corner].

91. Thence round the same field, by 2 short hedges, to a corner.

 

 

58. Thence W. (but over the hedge [at the corner]) still round the seven acres.

92. Thence W. (but over the hedge at the corner) still round the seven acres.

 

29. To Holt Mead, which said Holt Mead is wholly within Headley Parish.

59. Thence by the [N. or] W. hedge [inside] of Long meadow.

93. Thence by the N.W. hedge inside of Long meadow (anciently Holt mead).

 

30. Across the Holt Mead, near the middle of it, into Cradle Lane field about eight rods E. from the opposite corner of Park field.

60. Thence by the S. hedge half-way down the meadow to a stone by an ash stem nearly opposite [(i.e. S.W. of)] the corner of the seven-acres.

94. Thence by the S.W. hedge half-way down the meadow to a stone by an ash stem nearly opposite (i.e. S.W. of) the corner of the seven-acres.

 

31. Then S.W. to the ditch in Cradle Lane.

61. Thence W. across Cradle lane field to a drain in Cradle lane.

95. Thence W. across Cradle Lane field to a drain which [a point where a drain] crosses Cradle Lane.

 

32. Thence down the ditch S.E. to the middle of Sleaford River.

62. Thence down the N. [or E.] side of the road to the middle of the river (noticing a boundstone, near the river, [a short rod from it,] just inside the hedge).

96. Thence down the N.E. side of the road to the middle of the river (noticing a boundstone, near the river, a short rod from it, just inside the hedge of Cradle Lane field).

 

33. Thence up the middle of Sleaford River to the Holt Rivulet.

63. Thence up the river to a cross, showing where the river originally ran[; the cross being S.S.E. of two gates in the opposite meadow; and 110 paces from the rails on the W. of the meadow].

97. Thence up the river to a cross, showing where the river originally ran; the cross being S.S.E. of two gates in the opposite meadow [in the S.W. corner of the bend.]; and 110 paces from the rails on the W. of the meadow.

 

 

64. Thence up this old river bed, round an old tree, (about 60 paces in all) again to the river; (all this being in Bajeant's meadow).

98. Thence up this old river bed, round an old tree, about 60 paces in all again to the river; (all this being in Bajeant's [Baigeant's] meadow).

 

 

65. Thence up the river to the bridge on the road between Trottsford and Groome's farm.

99. Thence up the river to the bridge on the road between Trottsford and Groome's farm.

 

 

66. Thence still up the river to where the Holt stream runs in.

100. Thence still up the river to where the Holt stream runs in. [It is better to go the N. side]

 

34. Thence up the Holt Stream about seven or eight rods.

67. Thence N. and W. up the Holt stream about 100 paces.

101. Thence N. and W. up the Holt stream ([over which there is a bridge]) about 100 paces.

 

35. Thence W. from the Holt Stream along the ditch to the stile.

68. Thence, leaving the stream, W. up the ditch to the stile on the Farnham road. [There was formerly a hedge, over 40 years ago, made by Master Grover, aged 80; crossing the bridge where the old road ran.]

102. Thence, leaving the stream, W. up the ditch to the stile on the Farnham road.

 

36. Thence in a straight line across the field to the stone mark.

69. Thence in the same direction across the road.

103. Thence in the same direction across the road.

 

37. Thence to the hedge corner.

70. Thence up the ditch in the same direction (N.W.) a short distance to an oak tree.

104. Thence up the ditch in the same direction about 13 paces[: viz, in a line between the bridge and the oak tree].

 

38. Thence about to the rails and pond.

71. Thence S.W., again a short distance to the oak tree at the W. of the pond.

105. Thence S.W. to the E. end of the pond[: so as to strike No. 106].

 

 

[70. and 71. Thence W. up the ditch 4 paces to the S. of the 2nd oak tree at the W. of the pond.]

 

 

39. Thence straight to the stone in Beggar's Mead.

72. Thence W. up the central ditch of the meadow (called Beggar's mead), to [6 or 7 rod from] the middle of the new double hedge.

106. Thence W. through the pond and up the central ditch of Beggar's mead, some 11 chains from the E. end of the pond, to a point about 40 feet beyond a hedge new since the Ordnance survey.

 

40. Thence W. straight across the mead to the hedge in the next field.

73. Thence S.W. [or rather, S.] across the field to the water-hole in the S. hedge, about 12 paces [or rather, 6 or 7 rod] from the S.W. corner.

107. Thence S. by E. up a little ditch almost obliterated, 138 feet to a point in the S. hedge of Beggar's mead, 24 feet from the corner.

 

41. Thence along the same hedge to the gate.

74. Thence S. across the field to the corner of 3 fields, i.e. to the N.W. corner of Mr Barratt's field.

108. Thence on in about the same direction across the next field to a boundary post by the hedge, some 15 rod W. of the main road.

 

42. Thence down the ditch to Sleaford River.

75. Thence down the ditch to the road.

109. Thence down the ditch to the road.

 

 

76. Thence across the road and down the ditch to the river.

110. Thence across the road and down the ditch [and in the same direction] to the river [i.e. leaving the ditch at the bottom].

 

43. Thence up Sleaford River to the corner of the hedge near Kingsley Common.

77. Thence up the river to Sleaford bridge on the Alton road.

111. Thence up the river to Sleaford bridge on the Alton road.

 

 

78. Thence under the Southern mid-arch of this Sleaford bridge (noticing a boundary-stone fixed in the bridge on its W. face).

112. Thence under the Southern arch of this Sleaford bridge (noticing the boundary-stone fixed in the bridge on its W. face).

 

44. Thence by the old water course on the South side of the new stream of Sleaford River.

79. Thence, leaving the river, about 43 paces up the water-course which lies to the S. of the river.

113. Thence, leaving the river, about 43 paces up the water-course which lies to the S. of the river.

 

45. Thence again to the said new and main stream of the said river; (the piece of ground comprehended by this old water course and the new stream of Sleaford River is about one third or half of an acre).

80. Then strike a straight line between the most Southern elm tree on the road-side hedge of the meadow and 4 or 5 withies on the bank of the river (about N.W. by W.)

81. Along this line to the said withies treading in about -acre between Nos. 79 and 80 and the river.

114. Thence along a straight line between the most Southern elm tree on the road-side hedge of the meadow and 9 or 10 withies on the bank of the river (about N.W. by W.), to the said withies, treading in about -acre between Nos. 113 and 114 and the river.

 

46. Thence up the said river to the upper end of Withy Moor.

82. Thence up the river round Sleaford meadow to the further (the W.) end of the meadow.

115. Thence up the river round Sleaford meadows to the further (the W.) end of the 2nd meadow.

 

47. Thence S. to the Forest water or stream.

83. Thence S. to the Forest stream.

116. Thence S., 2 chains, towards the Forest stream.

 

48. Thence up the Forest stream to the common.

84. Then up the Forest stream (i.e. up the S. side of Mr Maybee's [or Parker's] hedge as far as the common [by Mr Foley's]. [(It is thought that 82, 83 and 84 may not be correct owing to the altered course of the river.]

117. Thence up the S.E. or E. side of Mr James Gardener's hedge as far as Oxney stile.

 

 

85. Then still up the N. hedge of the Peat moor [and Mr Foley's ground] (the hedge not being in Headley Parish).

118. Thence, still under the bank, 4 chains.

 

 

86. Then by the same N. hedge, passing N. of Mr Trimmer's [(Mr Foley's)] new artificial pond.

119. Thence, nearly due S., out into the middle of Oxney marsh.

 

49. Thence up the said stream to the cross on the West side of and near to Sir Thos. Gatehouse's wooden bridge over the Forest stream.

87. Then, along the same hedge, to where the old coach-road belonging to Sir Thomas Gatehouse ran over a wooden bridge, now destroyed.

120. Thence up the centre of the ponds and marsh, about 5 furlongs to where two banks project out into the marsh, one from each side, in a straight line with one another. (That on the W. shore is 1 rod to the S. of where the W. hedge of the marsh turns off at right angles to the W).

 

50. Thence S. or a little to the S.W. up or by the said stream to the point over against Ogmoor Great Pond head to the E.

88. Thence in the same direction along the hedge to a point over against Ogmoor great pond head to the E. [to where the hedge turns back at right angles] (i.e. having Ogmoor great pond head on the E.)

121. Thence 2 chains further S. to a point in the marsh W. by N. of Ogmoor great pond head.

 

51. Thence to the cross at the said great Pond head.

89. Thence E. [in a straight line] to Ogmoor great pond head at the penstock.

122. Thence E. by S. up the marsh-centre and up the drain to a cross at Ogmoor great pond head where the penstock was.

 

52. Thence up the middle of this great Pond to the tail of the lesser or Long Ogmoor Pond which falls or is emptied into the greater.

90. Thence up the middle of the great pond to the S. corner of the said pond.

123. Thence up the middle of the great pond to the S.E. bay [S. corner].

 

 

91. Thence S. or S.S.E. about 80 yards to a boundary cross.

124. Thence up the trench to the Long pond. [Thence S. or S.S.E. about 80 yards to a Boundary Cross.]

 

 

92. Thence S. or S.S.W. about 65 yards to another boundary cross.

125. Thence S. up the middle of the lowest ground where the Long pond was to its S.W. bay. [Cancelled]

 

53. Thence from the tail of the lesser pond along the cut or canal or water-course by which it is supplied to the great morass or marsh.

[90, 91 and 92. Thence up the middle of the Great Pond to the S.E. bay. Then up the trench to the Little Pond. Then up the middle of the lowest ground where the Long Pond was; and round the rising ground, S. veering to N.W., to a cross on the end of a bank].

126. Thence N.W., between 2 and 3 chains, to a cross on the end of a bank. [Thence S. or S.S.W., about 65 yards to another Boundary cross.]

 

54. Thence up the middle of this morass to the boundary stone.

93. Thence W. up the side of the bank, by the old watercourse, across the road, through Ogmoor enclosure, past several crosses on the bank, to where the watercourse turns to the S.[; passing one cross; to a cross at the corner of the new Enclosure; along bank of new Enclosure to the road].

127. Thence W. up the side of the bank by the old watercourse (crossing the new bank after 5 rods) about 4 chains to a cross on the bank.

128. Thence on by the same course to a cross a short rod from the corner of the new Priory Farm Inclosure.

129. Thence up the bank of this Inclosure (built over the old course) to the road.

130. Thence in the same direction across the road.

131. Thence by the course to a cross at the "100 yards road".

132. Thence by the course, rather more than 3 chains, to a cross where the course bends to the W.

133. Thence by the course, 2 chains or less, to a cross where the course again goes S.

 

 

 

134. Thence by the course, a short 3 chains, to a cross by a road.

Notes from the treading of 1890:

 

94. Thence still along it for a short distance to where it runs into the newly-cut Government trench[; following the Government trench, and taking the W. branch where it divides].

95. Thence straight S.W. to a cross near some ground still marshy; (the said cross being 20 yards from where a road crosses a stream).

135. Thence still by the course 4 chains to a cross [2 chains to a cross; then (by compass 18 degrees E. of S.) on by the new straight ditch, 2 chains 17 links, to a cross (not renewed in 1895) which is 1/3 chain south from the junction of the aforesaid ditch with another branching to the West].

136. Thence, leaving the course [ditch], S. through the lowest land 2 chains to a broken tree, and then S.S.W. 9 rod further to a cross by a road; this [9 rod] being in an old much defaced watercourse.

(135 to 138 are the treading shown to us by Mr G Lemon which he had from his father. The Ordnance map gives 5 or 6 roods more to Headley; and would thus read: 135A. Thence still by the course 2 chains to a course which branches [ditch which goes] to the S. 136A. Thence up this latter course [ditch] 3 chains to a trench. 137A. Thence over the trench. 138A Thence S. [a very little W. of true S.] some 190 paces to the "cross by a watercourse".)

 

96. Thence still S.W. a short distance into the main trench.

137. Thence S.W. 20 paces to a cross where two watercourses cross almost at right angles.

138. Thence diagonally across the larger course and still S.W. about 107 paces to a cross by [on the W. side of] a water-course.

 

 

 

N.B. The difficulty lies in connecting the cross of No. 135 with that of 138. The Ordnance Surveyors have taken a straight line, noticing at the North end of it what looks like a part of the original course. Mr Lemon takes what certainly on the whole looks like lower ground, and which strikes the nearly defaced watercourse of No. 136.

{See correspondence from Mr H H Coventry to Mr Laverty dated 1890 concerning the treading from Nos. 120 to 142}

 

97. Then up the main trench, taking the W. branch where it divides into two.

139. Thence by this watercourse some 5

chains to a cross (passing a cross a short distance from the starting point).

140. Thence on by the watercourse another chain to a road.

141. Thence in the same direction across the road.

142. Thence through the centre of the bathing pond to a cross about 12 feet to the E. of the old junction of the two trenches [E. of the big trench, and S. of the pond].

 

 

98. Then up this W. branch to a stone near where a road crosses the trench;- the said stone being W. of a new house belonging to Mr Kemp.

143. Thence up the W. trench about 14 chains to a road.

144. Thence in the same direction through the water tank.

145. Thence in this same W. trench to a new road.

146. Thence by the trench to [a stone on the bank by] an old road 7 chains from the water tank.

 

 

99. Thence S.S.E. to a cross near the road; and across the road with the drain.

147. Thence again by the trench some 3 chains to a cross by a road.

148. Thence another chain on by the same trench to a cross by a tributary trench.

149. Thence (about S.S.E.) in a straight line to a point (on the E. side of the Sleaford and Greatham road) 5 chains to the N. of stone W.D. No.24.

 

55. Thence to the cross on the road to this, E. of and near to Walden's Lodge.

100. Thence S. to the starting stone.

150. Thence in the same straight line to the starting cross and stone.

 

 

1. A cross and stone, E. of the road from Sleaford to Greatham where the stream from the Ogmoor runs in.

1. A cross and stone, E. of the road from Sleaford to Greatham [Bordon Camp to White Hill], about 4 chains E. of the stone (W.D., No.24) which is at the S. apex of the Government triangular piece; the cross and stone being on the S. side of the driftway.

 

 

2. Thence almost in a straight line (S.E.) to Eade's house by the following marks, viz.

2. Thence, in a straight line very nearly S.E., to a point in Mr Lemon's S. hedge, about 8 chains from the Deadwater and Walldown road.

 

 

2a. Up to a tree on the hill marked H.B. (in Lawrence's ground) [but this was not found in 1881].

3. Thence, in the same straight line, to a point in Lady Erle's S. hedge about 3 chains from the same road; a cross being made on the S. side of the hedge in Mr Lemon's firs.

 

 

 

4. Thence, in the same straight line, through Mr Lemon's firs and across the road, to a cross by the roadside, 1 rod from the S. fence of Mr Chalcraft's piece.

 

 

 

5. Thence, in the same straight line, to a point in this S. fence 2 rod from the road.

 

 

2b. Thence to top of walldown [a little to right of the top. Thence between Mr Dixon's two buildings, over the E. end of the low wall].

6. Thence, in the same straight line, to a cross on Walldown just to the right of the clump.

7. Thence, in the same straight line, between Mr Dixon's two buildings.

 

 

2c. Thence to White Hill Cross on S. of road from White Hill to Hollywater on land belonging to Greenway.

8. Thence, in the same straight line, to White Hill cross on the S. side of the road, opposite the E. end of Mr Lawrence's house.

 

 

2d. Thence to a broad-arrow mark on an oak tree [or, a cross by 1 oak in Headley and 13 oaks in Selborne] on the N. side of and near to another road leading to Hollywater Village on Greenway's land.

9. Thence, in the same straight line, to a cross by 1 oak in Headley and 13 oaks in Selborne [an oak in Headley, there being 13 oaks in Selborne] on the N. side of and near to another road leading to Hollywater Village.

 

56. Thence to the cross by Hollywater Village on the common.

57. Thence over a field straight in a diagonal line by the house of T. Farr, the half of this field being comprehended in Headley Parish.

 

10. Thence, slightly curving to the E., to a cross on the S. side of this road about 3 chains from the N.W. corner of Mr Fisher's ground.

11. Thence, on the same curve, to a point in Mr Fisher's W. hedge 9 rod from the same corner.

 

 

2e. Thence to Eade's chimney.

12. Thence, on the same curve, to where "Eade's chimney" was.

 

 

1890 [with corrections in 1895]
and {comments from 1919}

Perambulation of Headley 1906

Perambulation of Grayshott 1926
(Note reverse direction!)

 

 

Proposed Boundary against Grayshott, to replace 37 to 66.

New Boundary against Grayshott.

 

A. Thence N. up this road and in the same line across the main road to a mark.

25. Thence down this road and in the same line to a point on the N. side of the road to Grayshott.

37. Thence along road bank 20 chains S.E., where post was placed in 1919 (post replaced 1928, painted B.P.).

 

B. Thence W. down the N. bank of the main road to the E. edge of the ditch belonging to a Bank which goes off to the N. (This bank being about 100 yards from Seymour Road).

C. Thence along the E. edge of the ditch, and in the same line to meet the Public Path from Headley to Whitmore.

26. Thence nearly due N., 21 chains, to a point on cleared ground 3 chains due E. of the East edge of the Quarry; this East edge being due N. of No. 25;

27. And, cutting off a corner of the wood;

28. And passing through the hollow at 9 chains W. of the tank;

36. Thence from this point (where a concrete Cross G.H. was fixed in 1928, Rural District Council Surveyor measuring for same), turn slightly W. of S. 28 chains in a straight line to the Grayshott-Headley Road and for the greater part of the way along the bottom of a high bank, the bank being in Headley (concrete Cross H.G. fixed on inner side of N. bank of road in 1928).

 

D. Thence along the N. side of the path to Hammer Lane.

E. Thence S.E. across the lane to the N. corner of the rough road into Whitmore.

29. To the S. corner of the E. block of Hammer Firs; this point being on the public footway 8 chains from Hammer Lane.

30. Thence diagonally through the Firs to about the centre of their N. side - at 4 chains from Hammer Lane.

35. Thence in a straight line very slightly S. of W. along N. side of bridle or footway, the whole of the track being in Grayshott Parish, through Hammer Firs, passing Cross (not found) cut in 1919 8 chains from Hammer Lane, crossing hollow to a point 21 chains from Hammer Lane.

 

 

31. Thence to a point on the W. hedge of Hammer Lane 1 chains to the S. of that point in the same W. edge where the S. bank of Llanover would meet if produced.

34. Cross Hammer Lane at an almost right angle Cross cut on S.W. side of road by post of field gate.

 

F. Thence N.E. down the lowest land (but keeping outside the old enclosures) to Whitmore Road.

32. Thence to Llanover S.W. corner, and down the public footway to Whitmore Bottom Road;

33. Thence crossing Whitmoor Road Cross cut on roadside waste, follow west side of bridle or footway through open land for 40 paces, then keeping about 10 feet from bank of first enclosure, then against the bottom of bank or hedge of second enclosure, follow bank where it exists, but mostly undefined, through opening in a bank running diagonally, the boundary being 150 feet from Hammer Lane along line of this bank.

 

G. And across the road to a stone in the bank.

33. Thence N. up that road;

32. Thence southwards, following the E. side of bank, which begins about 50 feet from stream, is much hidden by trees, but has a ditch on both sides, the bank being in Headley. The bank turns eastward to meet a sharp curve in Whitmoor Road.

 

H. And down the bank to the stream.

34. Thence E. down the public footway (to Hatch Farm) to the stream at a point 8 chains from the S. end of Barford Pond.

31. A point in Whitmoor Bottom about 200 feet above the footbridge below the grounds of "Llandover" (or 160 feet above the first boundary of Grayshott Parish), where the bank would intersect the stream if continued in a straight line, the County and Parish boundary being the centre of the stream.


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