Quiet Roads and Sleepy Villages (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from Quiet Roads and Sleepy Villages<br><br>Aldenham, and Hadley, still encloses a wide expanse Of unspoiled country; and between the Midland line to the East Of Aldenham and the Great Northern Railway, it is possible to wander and forget the existence of the iron road. The tract of country between Barnet Gate and the little remote village Of Ridge, viz? Rowley Green and Well End, for example, extends only just over the metropolitan area, yet the narrow, deep-set lanes hereabouts recall the very depths Of Devonshire. Approached by one of these leafy lanes is a snug little tree-embowered residence called The Oaks, whose simple, un pretentious exterior encloses many queer old rooms and a miniature chapel with ornamental screen and raised sanctuary.<br><br>Our direction lies Bedford way, but we will avoid the monotonous and uninteresting northern road which intersects our imaginary parallelo gram. The old main highway, which took its more devious course through the whole length of South Mymms village, formed an S-like ﬂourish before approaching Colney Green, now called London Colney. But the Old road if more rural has its disadvantages, for by following it we miss the Restoration Arch, which, like Temple Bar, was carried Off from London a couple Of centuries earlier and placed in peaceful Hertfordshire.<br><br>About the Publisher<br><br>Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com<br><br>This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.