Lensbury Way, SE2

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before with housing mainly dating from the 1960s

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Lensbury Way, SE2

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Lensbury Way is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
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.

NEARBY STREETS
Boxgrove Road, SE2 Boxgrove Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Bright Close, DA17 A street within the DA17 postcode
Buckwheat Court, DA18 A street within the DA18 postcode
Coralline Walk, SE2 Coralline Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Dalberg Way, DA17 Dalberg Way is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Duxford House, SE2 Residential block
Evenlode House, SE2 Evenlode House is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Felixstowe Road, SE2 Felixstowe Road runs from Harrow Manorway to Eynsham Drive.
Fendkye Road, DA17 A street within the DA17 postcode
Fendyke Road, DA17 Fendyke Road is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Fendyke Road, DA17 Fendyke Road is a road in the DA17 postcode area
Godstow Road, SE2 Godstow 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, SE2 Harrow Manorway is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Harrow Manorway, SE2 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, DA18 Hinksey Path is a road in the DA18 postcode area
Hinksey Path, SE2 Hinksey Path is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Lanridge Road, SE2 Lanridge Road is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Limestone Walk, DA18 A street within the DA18 postcode
Luffield Road, SE2 Luffield Road is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Maran Way Erith Kent, DA18 A street within the DA18 postcode
Maran Way, DA18 Maran Way is a road in the DA18 postcode area
Mere Road, SE2 Mere Road is a road in the SE2 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.
Redpoll Way, DA18 Redpoll Way is a road in the DA18 postcode area
Rushdene, DA17 Rushdene is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Sampson Close, DA17 A street within the DA17 postcode
Seacourt Road, SE2 Seacourt Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Sedgemere Road, SE2 Sedgemere Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
St Brides Close, DA18 St Brides Close is a road in the DA18 postcode area
St Edmunds Close, DA18 St Edmunds Close is a road in the DA18 postcode area
St Helens Road, DA18 St Helens Road is a road in the DA18 postcode area
St katherines Road, DA18 St katherines Road is a road in the DA18 postcode area
St. Brides Close, DA18 A street within the DA18 postcode
St. Edmunds Close, DA18 A street within the DA18 postcode
St. Helens Road, DA18 A street within the DA18 postcode
St. Katherines Road, DA18 A street within the DA18 postcode
St. Martins Close, DA18 A street within the DA18 postcode
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.
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, SE28 Tickford Close is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
William Temple Church Community Centre, SE2 William Temple Church Community Centre 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.
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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Tram Terminus, Abbey Wood, c. 1908.
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Belvedere Road, Abbey Wood, c. 1910
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Floods in Abbey Wood, 1953.
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In the neighbourhood...

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Tram Terminus, Abbey Wood, c. 1908.
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Belvedere Road, Abbey Wood, c. 1910
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Floods in Abbey Wood, 1953.
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This image is part of a photographic survey of the Abbey Wood Estate made in c.1968.
Credit: Sandra Lawrence
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