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New Insight on the “Farringdon Carr”: A Prehistoric Site?

The “Farringdon Carr” was a swampland which was located on what is now the site of Farringdon Community Academy. Drained in the 1950s, it was also known colloquially as “Lea’s/Lee’s Pond” and from it sprung “Farringdon Burn” a stream of which run through the neighbouring “Foxy Island” and connected to Hendon Burn at Gilley Law.Continue reading “New Insight on the “Farringdon Carr”: A Prehistoric Site?”

Farnton.org reveals New Farringdon Masterplan

Following the installation of our first heritage blue plaque. Farnton.org is now proud to further develop the “Farringdon Masterplan” that is a comprehensive program and vision to transform the area in synchronisation with the promotion of its history. The masterplan ties together a series of other proposals over the past year under a single umbrella.Continue reading “Farnton.org reveals New Farringdon Masterplan”

The New Blue Plaque Marks the Start of A New Farringdon

On 10th November Farringdon’s first commemorative blue heritage plaque was installed on the front of an Anthony Road property, marking the legacy of the former hall estate and its medieval origins. Although it may seem at first glance only a small gesture, it is nonetheless a significant breakthrough in bringing to public consciousness the area’sContinue reading “The New Blue Plaque Marks the Start of A New Farringdon”


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