Crouch Lane

Goffs Oak

By Iain Bickerton

A cottage at the lower end of Crouch Lane, 2000. This building was demolished soon after.
Iain Bickerton
Crouch Lane, date unknown. The building on the far left is part of Newgatestreet Road. This view of Crouch Lane is now no longer possible, as trees have since grown to block the view.
Iain Bickerton

Crouch Lane can be found connecting Goffs Oak’s Newgatestreet Road, to the nearby community of Hammondstreet.

A few small farms are located along Crouch Lane.

This page was added on 19/07/2013.

Comments about this page

  • My mother gave her pram to Mrs Burgess. We used to live further up thr lane at Lucas Bungalow nearer the village.

    By Jane Martin (05/11/2018)
  • hi Kate.. i saw mrs burgess didnt know her name but always her saw her around the village selling kindling using a baby pram, | often wondered about her house as i had seen her going in, when i worked for the milkman we would drop milk off their and the house being run down and out in the woods was a bit creepy! did she own the house or rent it do you know?


    By jason (04/08/2018)
  • Crouch lane remains a rural lane. There is a push to improve the road to take fast vehicles and use as a cut through. However, there is still a multitude of animals using this road and is a quiet lovely lane. Needs to be protected.

    By Mary (03/05/2018)
  • Thanks for your comments, Kate. I deleted the original comment, where you said the 1980s, as your correction replaces it.

    By Nicholas Blatchley (21/02/2018)
  • I changed the year from 1980’s to 1990’s (visited the cottage in 1997 not long after Mrs Burgess moved out. My mum recounted the memories of her and knew she had moved) Thanks.

    By Kate Swanton (18/02/2018)
  • Hi Mary and Nicholas, Pleased to come across this – the cottage at the top was lived in by Mrs. Burgess until the late 1990’s, She was very elderly and as the cottage had no running water (she used to collect it from a stream at the back of her property) and no electricity, she was happy to move to modern accommodation. Its such a shame that the cottage was demolished but it was in awful condition. I believe even well known local historian Jack Edwards thought it beyond help.
    Mrs Burgess was well known in the district and used to cut kindling and sell it – pushing it for miles in a large old-fashioned pram.

    By Kate Swanton (18/02/2018)
  • Hi, Mary. It certainly used to be beautiful. It was one of the areas I used to take our dog for long walks. Unfortunately, much of that area is built up now (in spite of being green belt) but I think a good deal of Crouch Lane has survived the onslaught.

    By Nicholas Blatchley (07/02/2018)
  • Lovely rural lane with public access to public footpaths across chestnut common with beutifal fauna and flora. Fantastic walk and so peaceful.

    By Mary (01/02/2018)

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