Thorpe Close, BR6

Road built in the first world war period

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Thorpe Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area


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The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.



Orpington is a town and electoral ward in the London Borough of Bromley in Greater London and lies at the south-eastern edge of London’s urban area.

Stone Age tools have been found in several areas of Orpington, including Goddington Park, Priory Gardens, the Ramsden estate, and Poverest. Early Bronze Age pottery fragments have been found in the Park Avenue area. During the building of Ramsden Boys School in 1956, the remains of an Iron Age farmstead were excavated. The area was occupied in Roman times, as shown by Crofton Roman Villa and the Roman bath-house at Fordcroft.

During the Anglo-Saxon period, Fordcroft Anglo-Saxon cemetery was used in the area.

The first record of the name Orpington occurs in 1038, when King Cnut’s treasurer Eadsy gave land at "Orpedingetune" to the Monastery of Christ Church at Canterbury. The parish church also pre-dates the Domesday Book. On 22 July 1573, Queen Elizabeth I was entertained at Bark Hart (Orpington Priory) and her horses stabled at the Anchor and Hope Inn (Orpington High Street). On the southern edge of Orpington, Green St Green is recorded as ’Grenstretre’, which means a road covered with grass. It is known in the 1800s as Greenstead Green.

Until the railway came, the local commercial centre was nearby St Mary Cray, rather than Orpington. St Mary Cray had a regular market, and industry (paper mills and bell foundry), whereas Orpington was just a small country village surrounded by soft fruit farms, hop fields and orchards.

These crops attracted Romani people, working as itinerant pickers, to annual camps in local meadows and worked-out chalk pits. This work has largely ended, but the Borough still provides a permanent site at Star Lane, and the gatherings are commemorated in local street names, such as Romany Rise.

Orpington station was opened on 2 March 1868 by the South Eastern Railway (SER), when the SER opened its cut-off line between Chislehurst and Sevenoaks. The line was widened and the station rebuilt in 1904, expanding to six platforms. Third rail electrification reached Orpington in 1925, and extended to Sevenoaks in 1935.

Blenheim Children and Family Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Blenheim Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Bromley Beacon Academy:   Academy special sponsor led which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 18.
Chelsfield Green:   
Crofton Infant School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 7.
Crofton Junior School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Holy Innocents Catholic Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Newstead Wood School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Orpington:   Orpington is a town and electoral ward in the London Borough of Bromley in Greater London and lies at the south-eastern edge of London’s urban area.
Perry Hall Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Petts Wood Recreation Ground:   
St James’ Roman Catholic Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Olave’s and St Saviour’s Grammar School:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
The Green:   
The Highway Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
TLC The Learning Centre:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
Tubbenden Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
Warren Road Primary School:   Warren Road Primary School is in Orpington.
Warren Road Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.

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Road, BR6 · Broxbourne Road, BR6 · Bruce Grove, BR6 · Buckingham Close, BR5 · Buckland Road, BR6 · Burlington Close, BR6 · Bushey Avenue, BR5 · Cambray Road, BR6 · Cardinham Road, BR6 · Carolyn Drive, BR6 · Cathcart Drive, BR6 · Charing Close, BR6 · Charterhouse Road, BR6 · Cheltenham Road, BR6 · Chesham Avenue, BR5 · Chislehurst Road, BR5 · Chislehurst Road, BR6 · Chislehurst Road, BR7 · Church Hill, BR6 · Church Road, BR6 · Clareville Road, BR5 · Clareville Road, BR6 · Clay Wood Close, BR6 · Cloonmore Avenue, BR6 · Clovelly Way, BR6 · Conifer Close, BR6 · Cotswold Rise, BR6 · Court Road, BR6 · Court Road, TN14 · Cowden Road, BR6 · Cranleigh Close, BR6 · Craven Road, BR6 · Crescent Drive, BR5 · Crest View Drive, BR5 · Crofton Lane, BR5 · Crofton Lane, BR6 · Crofton Road, BR5 · Crofton Road, BR6 · Cromford Close, BR6 · Crossway, BR5 · Curzon Close, BR6 · Cyril Road, BR6 · Dale Wood Road, BR6 · Dalton Close, BR6 · Deacons Leas, BR6 · Denver Close, BR6 · Derwent Drive, BR5 · Dryden Way, BR6 · Durley Gardens, BR6 · Durrant Way, BR6 · Dymchurch Close, BR6 · Eastbury Road, BR5 · Eastcote, BR6 · Eccleston Close, BR6 · Elm Grove, BR6 · Elmcroft Road, BR6 · Elysian Avenue, BR5 · Ember Close, BR5 · Eton Road, BR6 · Eynsford Close, BR5 · Fairfield Road, BR5 · Fairoak Close, BR5 · Fairview Drive, BR6 · Fairway, BR5 · Farnborough Hill, BR6 · Farnborough Way, BR6 · Felstead Road, BR6 · Felton Close, BR5 · Ferndale Way, BR6 · Ferndown Avenue, BR6 · Footbury Hill Road, BR6 · Fordwich Close, BR6 · Frankswood Avenue, BR5 · Garden Estates Association, BR5 · Gleeson Drive, BR6 · Glendower Crescent, BR6 · Gleneagles Close, BR6 · Goddington Chase, BR6 · Goddington Lane, BR6 · Goodmead Road, BR6 · Grampian Close, BR6 · Gravel Pit Way, BR6 · Great Thrift, BR5 · Greencourt Road, BR5 · Greenfield Gardens, BR5 · Greenwood Close, BR5 · Grosvenor Road, BR5 · Gumping Road, BR6 · Haileybury Road, BR6 · Harley Gardens, BR6 · Harrow Gardens, BR6 · Haverthwaite Road, BR6 · Hawthorn Close, BR5 · Haywood Rise, BR6 · Hazelmere Road, BR5 · Hazelmere Road, BR7 · Healy Drive, BR6 · Heathside, BR5 · Helegan Close, BR6 · Hilborough Way, BR6 · Hill End, BR6 · Hill View Road, BR6 · Hillcrest Road, BR6 · Hilltop Gardens, BR6 · Hillview Road, BR6 · Hollingworth Road, BR2 · Hollingworth Road, BR5 · Holywell Close, BR6 · Home lea, BR6 · Homefield Rise, BR6 · Homesdale Road, BR5 · Honeybourne Way, BR5 · Horsecroft Close, BR6 · Horsmonden Close, BR6 · Irene Road, BR6 · Irvine Way, BR6 · Jersey Drive, BR5 · Juglans Road, BR6 · Kenilworth Road, BR5 · Kennedy Close, BR5 · Keswick Road, BR6 · Kevington Drive, BR5 · King Henry mews, BR6 · Kings Road, BR6 · Kingsway, BR5 · Kingswood Close, BR6 · Knoll Rise, BR6 · Kydbrook Close, BR5 · Ladywood Avenue, BR5 · Lakeswood Road, BR5 · Lancing Road, BR6 · Langley Gardens, BR5 · Lapworth Close, BR6 · Leamington Avenue, BR6 · Leeds Close, BR6 · Lewing Close, BR6 · Little Thrift, BR5 · Little Thrift, BR7 · Lodge Close, BR6 · Lodge Crescent, BR6 · Lucerne Road, BR6 · Lych Gate Road, BR6 · Lynwood Grove, BR6 · Magdalen Grove, BR6 · Maltby Close, BR5 · Maltby Close, BR6 · Malvern Road, BR6 · Manor Way, BR5 · Maple Close, BR5 · Marsden Way, BR6 · Maxwell Gardens, BR6 · Maybury Close, BR5 · Mayfield Avenue, BR6 · Melbourne Close, BR6 · Melrose Crescent, BR6 · Merton Gardens, BR1 · Merton Gardens, BR5 · Mimosa Close, BR6 · Mitchell Road, BR6 · Monks Way, BR5 · Moorfield Road, BR6 · Mosyer Drive, BR6 · Mountview Road, BR5 · Mountview Road, BR6 · New Road, BR6 · Newlyn Close, BR6 · Newstead Avenue, BR6 · Nightingale Road, BR5 · North Drive, BR6 · Northholme Rise, BR6 · Northlands Avenue, BR6 · Novar Close, BR6 · Nursery Close, BR6 · Oakhill Road, BR6 · Oaklands Close, BR5 · Oakleigh Gardens, BR6 · Oatfield Road, BR6 · Old Church Close, BR6 · Orchard Green, BR6 · Orchard Grove, BR6 · Oregon Square, BR5 · Oregon Square, BR6 · Osgood Avenue, BR6 · Osgood gardens, BR6 · Padstow Close, BR6 · Pallant Way, BR6 · Pendennis Road, BR6 · Penhale Close, BR6 · Pepys Rise, BR6 · Perry Hall Close, BR6 · Perry Hall Road, BR5 · Perry Hall Road, BR6 · Petts Wood Road, BR5 · Pinewood Close, BR6 · Pinewood Drive, BR6 · Place Farm Avenue, BR5 · Place Farm Avenue, BR6 · Pondwood Rise, BR6 · Porthallow Close, BR6 · Pound Court Drive, BR6 · Poverest Road, BR5 · Prescott Avenue, BR5 · Princes Avenue, BR5 · Priory Avenue, BR5 · Queensway, BR5 · Ramsden Road, BR6 · Ramus Wood Avenue, BR6 · Red Cedars Road, BR6 · Reed Avenue, BR6 · Repton Road, BR6 · Ridgeway Crescent Gardens, BR6 · Ridgeway Crescent, BR6 · River Park View, BR6 · Roedean Close, BR6 · Roesel Place, BR5 · Rolleston Avenue, BR5 · Rolleston Avenue, BR6 · Rolleston Close, BR5 · Romany Rise, BR5 · Roseberry Gardens, BR6 · Ruskin Drive, BR6 · Russett Close, BR6 · Ryarsh Crescent, BR6 · Ryecroft Road, BR5 · Saint John’s Road, BR5 · Sandhurst Road, BR6 · Sandy Bury, BR6 · Sandy Lane, BR6 · Saphora Close, BR6 · Scads Hill Close, BR6 · Scotsdale Close, BR5 · Sefton Close, BR5 · Sefton Road, BR5 · Sequoia Gardens, BR6 · Sevenoaks Road, BR6 · Shelley Close, BR6 · Shepperton Road, BR5 · Sherborne Road, BR5 · Sherbourne Road, BR5 · Sherlies Avenue, BR6 · Single Street, BR6 · Somerset Road, BR6 · South Drive, BR6 · Southcroft Road, BR6 · Southfleet Road, BR6 · Southlands Avenue, BR6 · Sparrow Drive, BR5 · Spur Road, BR6 · St Aubyns Close, BR6 · St Aubyns Gardens, BR6 · St Francis Close, BR5 · St George’s Road, BR5 · St Johns Road, BR5 · St Johns Road, BR6 · St Kilda Road, BR6 · St Leonards Rise, BR6 · St Margaret’s Close, BR6 · St Thomas Drive, BR5 · St Thomas Drive, BR6 · St. Andrew’s Drive, BR6 · Stanley Road, BR6 · Stapleton Road, BR6 · Station Approach, BR6 · Station Road, BR6 · Stephen Close, BR6 · Stirling Drive, BR6 · Stowe Road, BR6 · Stowting Road, BR6 · Strickland Way, BR6 · Summerhill Close, BR6 · Sutherland Avenue, BR5 · Tandridge Drive, BR6 · Telscombe Close, BR6 · Tent Peg Lane, BR5 · The Avenue, BR6 · The Chenies, BR5 · The Chenies, BR6 · The Close, BR5 · The Covert, BR5 · The Covert, BR6 · The Drive, BR5 · The Drive, BR6 · The Highway, BR6 · The Ridge, BR6 · Thorpe Close, BR6 · Tile Farm Road, BR6 · Tower Close, BR6 · Tower Road, BR6 · Towncourt Crescent, BR5 · Towncourt Lane, BR5 · Transmere Close, BR5 · Transmere Road, BR5 · Tregony Road, BR6 · Trenear Close, BR6 · Tubbenden Close, BR6 · Tubbenden Drive, BR6 · Tubbenden Lane, BR6 · Tudor Way, BR5 · Tunstall Close, BR6 · Turnberry Way, BR6 · Uplands Road, BR6 · Vanburgh Close, BR6 · Vancouver Close, BR6 · Vinson Close, BR5 · Vinson Close, BR6 · Walnuts Road, BR6 · Walnuts Shopping Centre, BR6 · Warren Avenue, BR6 · Warwick Close, BR6 · Wayne Close, BR6 · Wendover Way, BR6 · Wentworth Close, BR6 · West Way, BR5 · Westholme, BR6 · White Hart Road, BR6 · Willersley Avenue, BR6 · Willett Close, BR5 · Willett Way, BR5 · Willett Way, BR6 · Wilmington Avenue, BR6 · Winchester Road, BR6 · Winterborne Avenue, BR6 · Wood Ride, BR5 · Woodcote Drive, BR6 · Woodhurst Avenue, BR5 · Woodland Way, BR5 · Woodley Road, BR6 · Worleys Drive, BR6 · Worth Close, BR6 · Wyvern Close, BR6 · Yeovil Close, BR6 · York Rise, BR6 ·
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