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The Old Stump Road in Epping Forest
The Old Stump Road in Epping Forest - by Denis Sharp ©

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The Old Stump Road in Epping Forest

This road through this part of Epping Forest was once part of the old coaching route from London to Cambridge. This particular section was feared by the coachmen as it was prone to flooding and the poor conditions. In these conditions the coaches slowed to almost a crawl and made the coaches and their passengers a prime target for footpads and highwaymen.It was bypassed at the start of the 18th Century by a new turnpike road that ran a few hundred yards to the west ending the footpads reign of terror, and this part of the road became disused
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Photographer: © Denis Sharp (Gallery)(12th December 2020)

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Comment by poePremier Member! Click for more info..(16th December 2020)

A stunning image Denis, and a wonderful bit of history to go with it. Thank you.

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