Eynsham Drive, SE2

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

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Eynsham Drive, SE2

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2018

Eynsham Drive dates from the late 1950s with the construction of the Abbey Wood Estate.

A parade of shops was constructed in 1966 with Abbey Wood Library helping to form a focus for the new estate.


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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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Howarth Road (1906)
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Bostall Hill (1910)
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Knee Hill (c.1900)
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Tram Terminus, Abbey Wood, c. 1908.
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Howarth Road (1906)
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Belvedere Road, Abbey Wood, c. 1910
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Floods in Abbey Wood, 1953.
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Bostall Hill (1910)
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King’s Highway, Plumstead
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Bostall Farm on the Bostall Estate
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