Ampleforth Road, SE2

Road in/near Abbey Wood, existing between 1959 and now

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Ampleforth Road, SE2

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Road · Abbey Wood · SE2 ·
December
16
2017

Ampleforth Road is one of of the streets on the Abbey Wood Estate named after monastic houses.



This image is part of a photographic survey of the Abbey Wood Estate made in c.1968.

This image is part of a photographic survey of the Abbey Wood Estate made in c.1968.
Sandra Lawrence

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Abbey Grove, SE2 Abbey Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Abbey Road, SE2 Abbey Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Abbey Terrace, SE2 Abbey Terrace is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Abbey Way, SE2 Abbey Way is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Abbey Wood Road, SE2 Abbey Wood Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Abbotts Close, SE28 Abbotts Close is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Andwell Close, SE2 Andwell Close is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Arnott Close, SE28 Arnott Close is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Attlee Road, SE28 Attlee Road is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Austen Close, SE28 Austen Close is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Bentham Road, SE28 Bentham Road is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Bertrand Way, SE28 Bertrand Way is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Binsey Walk, SE2 Binsey Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Bledlow Close, NW8 Bledlow Close is a road in the NW8 postcode area
Bledlow Close, SE28 Bledlow Close is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Blyth Road, SE28 Blyth Road is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Booth Close, SE28 Booth Close is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Bostall Manor Way, SE2 Bostall Manor Way is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Boxgrove Road, SE2 Boxgrove Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Brodrick Grove, SE2 Brodrick Grove is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Byron Close, SE28 Byron Close is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Camping, SE2 Camping is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Carlyle Road, SE28 Carlyle Road is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Chalcombe Road, SE2 Chalcombe Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Chancelot Road, SE2 Chancelot Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Cole Close, SE28 Cole Close is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Commonwealth Way, SE2 Commonwealth Way is part of the Bostall Estate which was built between 1901 and 1914.
Congress Road, SE2 Congress Road was part of the Bostal Estate which was developed by the Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society.
Copperfield Road, SE28 Copperfield Road is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Coralline Walk, SE2 Coralline Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Crossway, SE28 Crossway is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Crowden Way, SE28 Crowden Way is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Crumpsall Street, SE2 Crumpsall Street is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Curlew Close, SE28 Curlew Close is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Dahlia Road, SE2 Dahlia Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
De Lucy Street, SE2 De Lucy Street is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Disraeli Close, SE28 Disraeli Close is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Dolphin Close, SE28 Dolphin Close is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Drake Close, SE28 Drake Close is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Eastern Way, DA17 Eastern Way is a road in the DA17 postcode area
Eastern Way, SE2 Eastern Way is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Eastern Way, SE28 Eastern Way is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Edington Road, SE2 Edington Road is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Evenlode House, SE2 Evenlode House is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Eynsham Drive, SE2 Eynsham Drive dates from the late 1950s with the construction of the Abbey Wood Estate.
Fantail Close, SE28 Fantail Close is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Federation Road, SE2 Federation Road is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Felixstowe Road, SE2 Felixstowe Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Fendkye Road, DA17 A street within the DA17 postcode
Fieldfare Road, SE28 Fieldfare Road is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Florence Road, SE2 This is a street in the SE2 postcode area
Fuchsia Street, SE2 Fuchsia Street is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Garganey Walk, SE28 Garganey Walk is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Glendale Way, SE28 Glendale Way is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Glover Close, SE2 Glover Close is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Godstow Road, SE2 Godstow Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Goldcrest Close, SE28 Goldcrest Close is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Grange Crescent, SE28 Grange Crescent is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Grange Cresent, SE28 Grange Cresent is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Greenhaven Drive, SE28 Greenhaven Drive is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Greening Street, SE2 Greening Street is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Grovebury Road, SE2 Grovebury Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Grovebury Road, SE28 Grovebury Road is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Harrow Manor Way, SE2 Harrow Manor Way is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Harrow Manorway Exit, SE2 Harrow Manorway Exit is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Harrow Manorway Exit, SE28 Harrow Manorway Exit is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Harrow Manorway, SE2 Harrow Manorway is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Harrow Manorway, SE28 Harrow Manorway is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Hermitage Close, SE2 Hermitage Close is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Hinksey Path, SE2 Hinksey Path is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Holt Close, SE28 Holt Close is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Hoveton Road, SE28 Hoveton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Howden Close, SE28 Howden Close is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Kinder Close, SE28 Kinder Close is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Kingfisher Close, SE28 Kingfisher Close is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Knee Hill Crescent, SE2 Knee Hill Crescent is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Knee Hill, SE2 Knee Hill forms the boundary between the modern boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich and the ancient parishes of Plumstead and Erith.
Lensbury Way, SE2 Lensbury Way is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Linnet Close, SE28 Linnet Close is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Linton Mead, SE28 Linton Mead is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Lipton Close, SE28 Lipton Close is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Ludham Close, SE28 Ludham Close is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Luffield Road, SE2 Luffield Road is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Manor Close, SE28 Manor Close is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Manordene Road, SE28 Manordene Road is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Manorside Close, SE2 Manorside Close is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Mcleod Road, SE2 Mcleod Road is part of the Bostal Estate.
Mere Road, SE2 Mere Road is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Mitchell Close, SE2 Mitchell Close is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Nickelby Close, SE28 Nickelby Close is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Openshaw Road, SE2 Openshaw Road is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Oriole Way, SE28 Oriole Way is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Overton Road East, SE2 Overton Road East is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Overton Road, SE2 Overton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Owen Close, SE28 Owen Close is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Owenite Street, SE2 Owenite Street is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Peterstone Road, SE2 Peterstone Road is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Peterstone Road, SE28 Peterstone Road is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Pointer Close, SE28 Pointer Close is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Poplar Place, SE28 Poplar Place is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Rollesby Way, SE28 Rollesby Way is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Rushdene, SE2 Rushdene is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Saunders Way, SE28 Saunders Way is a road in the SE28 postcode area
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Sewell Road, SE2 Sewell Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Sewell Road, SE28 Sewell Road is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Shaw Close, SE28 Shaw Close is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Shieldhall Street, SE2 Shieldhall Street is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Shornells Way, SE2 Shornells Way is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Southwood Road, SE28 Southwood Road is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Stanbrook Road, SE2 Stanbrook Road is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Swift Close, SE28 Swift Close is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Sydney Road, SE2 Sydney Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Tavy Bridge, SE2 Tavy Bridge is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Tawney Road, SE28 Tawney Road is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Thamesbank Place, SE28 Thamesbank Place is a road in the SE28 postcode area
The Cottage Bostall Heath, SE2 The Cottage Bostall Heath is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
The Wayleave, SE28 The Wayleave is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Thistlebrook, SE2 Thistlebrook is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Throwley Close, SE2 Throwley Close is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Tickford Close, SE2 Tickford Close is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Titmuss Avenue, SE28 Titmuss Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Voyagers Close, SE28 Voyagers Close is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Watersmeet Way, SE28 Watersmeet Way is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Whernside Close, SE28 Whernside Close is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Whimbrel Close, SE28 Whimbrel Close is a road in the SE28 postcode area
William Temple Church Community Centre, SE2 William Temple Church Community Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Willrose Crescent, SE2 Willrose Crescent is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Wilton Road, SE2 Wilton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Wolvercote Road, SE2 Wolvercote Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Woodland Way, SE2 Woodland Way is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Woodpecker Road, SE28 Woodpecker Road is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Woolf Close, SE28 Woolf Close is one of the streets of London in the SE28 postal area.
Yarnton Way, SE2 Yarnton Way is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.


Abbey Wood

Between Plumstead to the west and Erith to the east, Abbey Wood takes its name from the nearby Lesnes Abbey and Bostall Woods.

The original 19th century Abbey Wood (known locally as The Village) is the area immediately south of Abbey Wood railway station, built where Knee Hill became Harrow Manorway and crossed the railway (North Kent Line). This is now the centre where three phases of house building (almost) meet.

The Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society (RACS) bought two farms on the hillside to the south and between 1900 and 1930 built the Bostall Estate. Once known as Tin Check Island after the Society’s dividend system, this has streets named for Co-operative themes (Alexander McLeod, Rochdale, Robert Owen, Congress), a school & shops but no pubs.

Between 1956 & 1959 the London County Council built the Abbey Estate on former Royal Arsenal marshland to the north (between the railway and the Southern Outfall sewer bank heading for Crossness). Predominently conventional brick houses with gardens, equipped with shopping centres, schools and open spaces, the estate was used to rehouse people from London’s East End. The main through-road is Eynsham Drive.

In the early 1970s the Greater London Council began building the first phase of Thamesmead on more ex-Royal-Arsenal land, north-east of Abbey Wood station. The original railway level crossing was replaced by a flyover.

In 1951 Abbey Wood was the destination of the last of the pre-war trams to run in London.

Abbey Wood railway station serves the suburb. It was opened by the South Eastern Railway on 30 July 1849.

During the 1860s William Morris famously used a decorated wagon to commute between this station and his new home at Red House, Bexleyheath, occasionally with his eccentric and artistic house guests.

The station has been rebuilt twice to cater for the changing nature of the area. The station was to be served by the proposed Greenwich Waterfront Transit, however the project was cancelled due to lack of funds.
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