If we proceed up the valley of the Chess, which flows between
we reach Chorley Wood
Common, where are the kennels of the
Old Berkeley Hounds,
and then arrive, about 4 m. from Rickmansworth, at
Here the church (Holy Cross) is a cruciform flint building.
The tower has a peculiar mixture of brick in the material at the upper part, and a curious roof with a ridge. "It is remarkable that in the foundation of the church, or the lower portions of the walls, several large stones, called 'pudding stones',
project very oddly, as if they had been inserted for some specific purpose." there are monuments to the family of Day, one of whom, Ralph Day, founded the almshouses opposite the church-yard.
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