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ℹ  Included on this page: The Balk and side roads, Grove House Farm, Grove House and Castle Terrace.

Gallery Pages
 •    1 Shay Lane central  •  2 Shay Lane west
 •    3 Walton Manor area, Old Police Yard & Old Post Office
 •    4 School Lane (Shay Lane end)
 •    5 War Memorial, Churches, Library & Pub
 •    6 The Balk and offshoots

The Balk, old postcard.The Balk, towards Shay Lane, before houses were built along the lefthand side of the road. Since this photgraph was taken,
Lakeland Way, High Meadows and Oaklands Croft have been built.
The Balk still remains an attractive road with its avenue of trees still much in evidence, although some have been felled.
[old postcard]

The Avenue, now just a lane, to Walton Hall. The Avenue
The Balk at the junction with the lane to Walton Halland the Waterton Park Golf Club (once, the lane was a tree-lined avenue).
A grass track, once farm field access, now overgrown, leads off to the left to the boundary fence between the golf club's driving range and the former farmland off The Grove.
[28 Aug 2011]


The temporary access (for 5 years) to the Grove Farm development ('Land off the Grove') is between the stone wall and the white fence.
More information about the planning applications can be found on The Grove page.

 



The Balk, round the bend. The Balk continues to the right towards Sike Lane. This southern stretch of The Balk, 'round the bend', was once known as High Field Lane.

Highfield Lane is mentioned on older maps; the name seems to have fallen out of common usage by the 1890s.
The lane was so named because it led to the High Field up the hill from Swine Dike and Rose Farm.






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Gallery Pages
 •    1 Shay Lane central  •  2 Shay Lane west
 •    3 Walton Manor area, Old Police Yard & Old Post Office
 •    4 School Lane (Shay Lane end)
 •    5 War Memorial, Churches, Library & Pub
 •    6 The Balk and offshoots


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