HABCOS Area Covered & H.A.B. Conservation Area


The maps below show the areas covered by both HABCOS and the Havering-atte Bower Conservation area.

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Havering-atte-Bower Conservation Area
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Geology of Havering-atte-Bower, by Andrew Carter

The geology of Havering village consists of deposits of clays, gravels and sands variously classed as ‘bedrock’ and ‘superficial’ deposits. Clays and sands seem rather dull but they record two periods of very different extreme climate. The youngest, surficial deposits are associated with an ice age when most of Britain was covered by thick ice. The older sedimentary rocks were deposited during a period when Havering was under warm tropical seas....

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The British Geological Survey (BGS) identifies five types of superficial deposit in the Havering area

Geology of London and surrounding areas.


Havering-atte-Bower Heritage Walk

A series of short walks out from the village green and back (so you will never be more than about 10 minutes from the green), to view the very large number of historic and other interesting aspects of a village first inhabited at least 1500 years and probably more than 2000 years ago.  

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Odd Whims.... by Andrew Curtin

How, why, and when, farmland became park land in Havering.

I’ve taken the title for this article from the title of a play by our very own Humphry Repton, which was called “Odd Whims, or two at a time”.

The play was premiered at the New Theatre in Ipswich in 1803, and it does have to be said that this seems to have been its only performance ever....