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Maple Cross is a village in Hertfordshire straddling the modern M25.

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Maple Cross is thought to be a contraction of Maypole Cross and the village was once a place where maypole dancing took place. The nearby village of Mill End is on record as having complained to the lord of the manor about the noise of the dancing in 1588. The village stands on the western edge of the River Colne flood plain with the river a third of a mile to the east. The village has no churches, historically it lacked the population to support one and its residents were part of the parish of St Thomas’s West Hyde a mile to the south.

Until the Second World War, Maple Cross consisted of an inn, a blacksmith’s shop and a few cottages. After WW2 it was intentionally developed as a dormitory for workers in the nearby towns and at the new sewage treatment plant by the river. Today there are around 800 postwar council houses with some of these have been sold into private ownership.

The ancient route known as Old Shire Lane runs in a north south direction at the summit of the rising high ground half a mile to the west. It is at least of Saxon age as it designated the boundary between the kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia. Today it forms the boundary between the counties of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Parts of it take the form of a hollow way from centuries of use embedding the path into the earth.


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THE STREETS OF MAPLE CROSS
Aberdeen House 46-48 Heronsgate Road, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Aldbury Road, WD3 Aldbury Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Artichoke Dell, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Ash Vale, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Ashleys, WD3 Ashleys is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Basing Road, WD3 Basing Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Beauchamp Gardens, WD3 Beauchamp Gardens is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Beechen Wood, WD3 Beechen Wood is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Beresford Road, WD3 Beresford Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Berry Lane, WD3 Berry Lane is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Beulah Place Common Road, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Birch Drive, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Blacketts Wood Drive, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Bradbery, WD3 Bradbery is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Bradford Road, WD3 Bradford Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Broughton Way, WD3 Broughton Way is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Bullsland Gardens, WD3 Bullsland Gardens is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Bullsland Lane, WD3 Bullsland Lane is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Burtons Lane, WD3 Burtons Lane is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Buttlehide, WD3 Buttlehide is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Cedars Walk, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Chalfont Road, SL9 Chalfont Road is a road in the SL9 postcode area
Cherry Tree Lane, WD3 Cherry Tree Lane is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Chiltern Drive, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Chiltern Way, WD3 Chiltern Way is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Church Lane, WD3 Church Lane is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Clarkfield, WD3 Clarkfield is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Clockhouse Mews, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Clovers Court, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Colleyland, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Colne Avenue, WD3 Colne Avenue is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Colne Mead, WD3 Colne Mead is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Coombe Hill Road, WD3 Coombe Hill Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Coppermill Lane, WD3 Coppermill Lane is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Cress End, WD3 Cress End is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Cressend, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Crosslands, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Curtis Close, WD3 Curtis Close is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Denham Way, WD3 Denham Way is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Dove Park, WD3 Dove Park is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Downings Wood, WD3 Downings Wood is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Drayton Ford, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Eastwick Crescent, WD3 Eastwick Crescent is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Edinburgh Avenue, WD3 Edinburgh Avenue is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Farm Road, WD3 Farm Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Fearney Mead, WD3 Fearney Mead is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Fotherley Road, WD3 Fotherley Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Franklins, WD3 Franklins is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Furze View, WD3 Furze View is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Grove Road, WD3 Grove Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Grove Way, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Halifax Road, WD3 Halifax Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Hall Close, WD3 Hall Close is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Harriet Walker Way, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Heritage Walk, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Heronsfield House, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Heronsgate Road, WD3 Heronsgate Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Heronsgate, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
High View, WD3 High View is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Home Way, WD3 Home Way is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Hornhill Road, WD3 Hornhill Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Horsleys, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Horwood Close, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
House Drive, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Ivinghoe Road, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Ivy Lea, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Jordans Road, WD3 Jordans Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Juniper Court, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Kenwood Drive, WD3 Kenwood Drive is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Kings Farm Road, WD3 Kings Farm Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Ladywalk, WD3 Ladywalk is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Launceston, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Lawford Avenue, WD3 Lawford Avenue is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Lawford Close, WD3 Lawford Close is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Little Hill, WD3 Little Hill is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Long Croft Road, WD3 Long Croft Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Long Lane, WD3 Long Lane is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Longcroft Road, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Longlees, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Longmore Close, WD3 Longmore Close is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Main Parade Flats, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Maple Lodge Close, WD3 Maple Lodge Close is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Maple Lodge, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Maxwell Close, WD3 Maxwell Close is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Middleton Road, WD3 Middleton Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Mill End, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Mill Lane, WD3 Mill Lane is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Mill Way, WD3 Mill Way is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Money Hill Parade, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Neild Way, WD3 Neild Way is a road in the WD3 postcode area
North Orbital Road, WD3 North Orbital Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Nottingham Road, WD3 Nottingham Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Oakfield, WD3 Oakfield is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Oakhill Close, WD3 Oakhill Close is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Oakhill Road, WD3 Oakhill Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Old Shire Lane, HP8 Old Shire Lane is a road in the HP8 postcode area
Old Shire Lane, SL9 Old Shire Lane is a road in the SL9 postcode area
Old Shire Lane, WD3 Old Shire Lane is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Old Uxbridge Road, WD3 Old Uxbridge Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Orchard Way, WD3 Orchard Way is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Overchess Ridge, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Park Avenue, WD3 Park Avenue is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Parkfield, WD3 Parkfield is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Penn Close, WD3 Penn Close is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Penn Road, WD3 Penn Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Penn Way, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Peters Close, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Phillips Hill Cottages, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Piggy Lane, WD3 Piggy Lane is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Pinchfield, WD3 Pinchfield is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Pleasant Place, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Pollards, WD3 Pollards is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Quickley Lane, WD3 Quickley Lane is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Quickley Rise, WD3 Quickley Rise is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Quickly Brow, WD3 Quickly Brow is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Quickwood Close, WD3 Quickwood Close is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Rendlesham Way, WD3 Rendlesham Way is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Ryman Court, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Saint Peter’s Close, WD3 Saint Peter’s Close is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Saint Peter’s Mews, WD3 Saint Peter’s Mews is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Shepherds Farm, WD3 Shepherds Farm is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Shepherds Lane, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Shepherd’s Lane, WD3 Shepherd’s Lane is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Sheraton House, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Shire Lane, WD3 Shire Lane is a road in the WD3 postcode area
South Cottage Drive, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
South Cottage Gardens, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
South Cottage, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Springwell Avenue, WD3 Springwell Avenue is a road in the WD3 postcode area
St Peters Close, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
St. Peters Close, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Stag Lane, WD3 Stag Lane is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Stockport Road, WD3 Stockport Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Swannells Walk, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
The Bucklands, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
The Dumbletons, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
The Greenway, WD3 The Greenway is a road in the WD3 postcode area
The Hawthorns, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
The Queens Drive, WD3 The Queens Drive is a road in the WD3 postcode area
The Stables, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
The Yews, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Thellusson Way, WD3 Thellusson Way is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Thompson Way, WD3 Thompson Way is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Tichborne, WD3 Tichborne is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Tudor Court, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Tudor Court, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Tudor Parade, WD3 Tudor Parade is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Tudor Way, WD3 Tudor Way is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Uxbridge Road, WD3 Uxbridge Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Vine Tree Court, WD3 Vine Tree Court is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Waterfield, WD3 Waterfield is a road in the WD3 postcode area
West Hyde, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Whitfield Way, WD3 Whitfield Way is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Williamson Way, WD3 Williamson Way is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Windermere Close, WD3 Windermere Close is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Witton House 24-38, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode
Woodland Road, WD3 Woodland Road is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Woodwicks, WD3 Woodwicks is a road in the WD3 postcode area
Wyatts Road, WD3 A street within the WD3 postcode



 

Maple Cross

Maple Cross is a village in Hertfordshire straddling the modern M25.

Maple Cross is thought to be a contraction of Maypole Cross and the village was once a place where maypole dancing took place. The nearby village of Mill End is on record as having complained to the lord of the manor about the noise of the dancing in 1588. The village stands on the western edge of the River Colne flood plain with the river a third of a mile to the east. The village has no churches, historically it lacked the population to support one and its residents were part of the parish of St Thomas’s West Hyde a mile to the south.

Until the Second World War, Maple Cross consisted of an inn, a blacksmith’s shop and a few cottages. After WW2 it was intentionally developed as a dormitory for workers in the nearby towns and at the new sewage treatment plant by the river. Today there are around 800 postwar council houses with some of these have been sold into private ownership.

The ancient route known as Old Shire Lane runs in a north south direction at the summit of the rising high ground half a mile to the west. It is at least of Saxon age as it designated the boundary between the kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia. Today it forms the boundary between the counties of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Parts of it take the form of a hollow way from centuries of use embedding the path into the earth.
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