Commonwealth Way, SE2

Road in/near Abbey Wood, existing between 1901 and now

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Commonwealth Way, SE2

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Road · Abbey Wood · SE2 ·
MARCH
23
2020

Commonwealth Way is part of the Bostall Estate which was built between 1901 and 1914.

When completed, a total of 1,052 houses had been erected on the Estate.


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NEARBY STREETS
Abbey Grove, SE2 Abbey Grove 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 Wood Road, SE2 Abbey Wood Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Ampleforth Road, SE2 Ampleforth Road is one of of the streets on the Abbey Wood Estate named after monastic houses.
Andwell Close, SE2 Andwell Close is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Averley Road, SE2 Averley Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Axminster Crescent, DA16 Axminster Crescent is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Bideford Road, DA16 Bideford Road is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Binsey Walk, SE2 Binsey Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Bostall Hill Road, SE2 Bostall Hill Road is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Bostall Lane, SE2 Bostall Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE2 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.
Bramley Court, DA16 A street within the DA16 postcode
Brodrick Grove, SE2 Brodrick Grove is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Bromholm Road, SE2 Bromholm Road is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Budleigh Crescent, DA16 Budleigh Crescent is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Camping, SE2 Camping is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Carnation Street, SE2 Carnation Street is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Cemetery Road, DA16 Cemetery Road is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Cemetery Road, SE2 Cemetery Road is a road in the SE2 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.
Coltness Crescent, SE2 Coltness Crescent is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Congress Road, SE2 Congress Road was part of the Bostal Estate which was developed by the Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society.
Cookhill Road, SE2 Cookhill Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Cookhill Road, SE28 Cookhill Road is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Coralline Walk, SE2 Coralline Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Crumpsall Street, SE2 Crumpsall Street is a road in the SE2 postcode 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
Denton Road, DA16 Denton Road is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Devenish Road, SE2 Devenish Road is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Dianthus Close, SE2 Dianthus Close is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Downe Close, DA16 Downe Close is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Edington Road, SE2 Edington Road is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Elmstead Crescent, DA16 A street within the DA16 postcode
Evenlode House, SE2 Evenlode House is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Exmouth Road, DA16 Exmouth Road is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Eynsham Drive, SE2 Eynsham Drive dates from the late 1950s with the construction of the Abbey Wood Estate.
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.
Finchale Road, SE2 Finchale Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
First Avenue, DA7 First Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode 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.
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.
Green Chain, DA16 Green Chain is a road in the DA16 postcode 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
Hadlow Road, DA16 Hadlow Road is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Hanfield Road, SE2 Hanfield Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Harrow Manor Way, SE2 Harrow Manor Way is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal 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
Hartley Road, DA16 Hartley Road is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Hermitage Close, SE2 Hermitage Close is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Highbanks Close, DA16 Highbanks Close is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Hillsgrove Close, DA16 Hillsgrove Close is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Keston Close, DA16 Keston Close is a road in the DA16 postcode 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.
Lakeside Health Centre, SE2 Lakeside Health Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Langley Road, DA16 Langley Road is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Lodge Hill, DA16 Lodge Hill is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Lodge Hill, SE2 Lodge Hill is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Longleigh Lane, DA16 Longleigh Lane is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Longleigh Lane, DA7 Longleigh Lane is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Longleigh Lane, SE2 Longleigh Lane is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Luffield Road, SE2 Luffield Road is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Madison Crescent, DA16 Madison Crescent is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Madison Crescent, DA7 Madison Crescent is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Madison Gardens, DA7 Madison Gardens is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mcleod Road, SE2 Mcleod Road is part of the Bostal Estate.
Michaels Rise, DA16 A street within the DA16 postcode
Mitchell Close, SE2 Mitchell Close is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Mottisfont Road, SE2 Mottisfont Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Okehampton Cres, DA16 A street within the DA16 postcode
Okehampton Crescent, DA16 Okehampton Crescent is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Openshaw Road, SE2 Openshaw Road is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Owenite Street, SE2 Owenite Street is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Patricia Court, DA16 Patricia Court is a road in the DA16 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
Plymstock Road, DA16 Plymstock Road is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Plymstock Road, DA7 Plymstock Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Rochdale Road, SE2 Rochdale Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Rosedale Close, SE2 Rosedale Close is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Sandgate Road, DA16 Sandgate Road is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Seaton Road, DA16 Seaton Road is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Sedgemere Road, SE2 Sedgemere Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
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
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.
Sidmouth Road, DA16 Sidmouth Road is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Smithies Road, SE2 Smithies Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
St. Michaels Rise, DA16 A street within the DA16 postcode
Stanbrook Road, SE2 Stanbrook Road is a road in the SE2 postcode area
The Cottage Bostall Heath, SE2 The Cottage Bostall Heath is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Thistlebrook Industrial Estate, SE2 Thistlebrook Industrial Estate is an industrial area near to Abbey Wood.
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.
Totnes Road, DA16 Totnes Road is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Totnes Road, SE2 Totnes Road is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Viola Avenue, SE2 Viola Avenue is a road in the SE2 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.


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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