Erith High Street, DA8

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before with most of the buildings dating from the 2000s

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2016

Erith High Street is the main road of Erith.





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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
roger morris   
Added: 16 Oct 2021 08:50 GMT   

Atherton Road, IG5 (1958 - 1980)
I moved to Atherton road in 1958 until 1980 from Finsbury Park. My father purchased the house from his brother Sydney Morris. My father continued to live there until his death in 1997, my mother having died in 1988.
I attended The Glade Primary School in Atherton Road from sept 1958 until 1964 when I went to Beal School. Have fond memories of the area and friends who lived at no2 (Michael Clark)and no11 (Brian Skelly)

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margaret clark   
Added: 15 Oct 2021 22:23 GMT   

Margaret’s address when she married in 1938
^, Josepine House, Stepney is the address of my mother on her marriage certificate 1938. Her name was Margaret Irene Clark. Her father Basil Clark was a warehouse grocer.

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Martin Eaton    
Added: 14 Oct 2021 03:56 GMT   

Boundary Estate
Sunbury, Taplow House.

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Simon Chalton   
Added: 10 Oct 2021 21:52 GMT   

Duppas Hill Terrace 1963- 74
I’m 62 yrs old now but between the years 1963 and 1975 I lived at number 23 Duppas Hill Terrace. I had an absolutely idyllic childhood there and it broke my heart when the council ordered us out of our home to build the Ellis Davd flats there.The very large house overlooked the fire station and we used to watch them practice putting out fires in the blue tower which I believe is still there.
I’m asking for your help because I cannot find anything on the internet or anywhere else (pictures, history of the house, who lived there) and I have been searching for many, many years now.
Have you any idea where I might find any specific details or photos of Duppas Hill Terrace, number 23 and down the hill to where the subway was built. To this day it saddens me to know they knocked down this house, my extended family lived at the next house down which I think was number 25 and my best school friend John Childs the next and last house down at number 27.
I miss those years so terribly and to coin a quote it seems they just disappeared like "tears in rain".
Please, if you know of anywhere that might be able to help me in any way possible, would you be kind enough to get back to me. I would be eternally grateful.
With the greatest of hope and thanks,
Simon Harlow-Chalton.


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Linda Webb   
Added: 27 Sep 2021 05:51 GMT   

Hungerford Stairs
In 1794 my ancestor, George Webb, Clay Pipe Maker, lived in Hungerford Stairs, Strand. Source: Wakefields Merchant & Tradesmens General Directory London Westminster 1794

Source: Hungerford Stairs

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Born here
jack stevens   
Added: 26 Sep 2021 13:38 GMT   

Mothers birth place
Number 5 Whites Row which was built in around 1736 and still standing was the premises my now 93 year old mother was born in, her name at birth was Hilda Evelyne Shaw,

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Born here
Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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NEARBY STREETS
Alexandra Road, DA8 Alexandra Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Aperfield Road, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Appold Street, DA8 Appold Street was named after a pump.
Aveley Close, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Britannia Close, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Chichester Wharf, DA8 Chichester Wharf is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Christchurch Avenue, DA8 Christchurch Avenue was built in around 1960.
Clydon Close, DA8 Clydon Close is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Colebrook Street, DA8 Colebrook Street is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Colombus Square, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Columbus Square, DA8 Columbus Square is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Compton Place, DA8 Compton Place is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Cook Square, DA8 Cook Square is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Cornelia Place, DA8 Cornelia Place is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Cornwallis Close, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Crescent Road, DA8 Crescent Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Cricketers Close, DA8 Cricketers Close is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Cross Street, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Elrick Close, DA8 Elrick Close is a road in Erith.
Glebe Way, DA8 Glebe Way is a road in the DA8 postcode area
James Watt Way, DA8 James Watt Way is a road in the DA8 postcode area
James Watts Way, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Lydia Road, DA8 Lydia Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Mariners Walk, DA8 Mariners Walk is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Maximfeldt Road, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Medley Lane, DA8 Medley Lane is a location in London.
Pier Road, DA8 Pier Road is a road in central Erith.
Pleasant View, DA8 Pleasant View is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Queen Street, DA8 This is a street in the DA8 postcode area
Queens Road, DA8 Queens Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Raleigh Close, DA8 Raleigh Close is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Reddy Road, DA8 Reddy Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Saltford Close, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Sandy Road, DA8 Sandy Road is a location in London.
Sayers Way, DA8 Sayers Way lies within the DA8 postcode.
Shermansbury Close, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Sherwood House, DA8 Sherwood House is a block in Erith.
Springhead Road, DA8 Springhead Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Stone Court, DA8 Stone Court is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Stonewood Road, DA8 Stonewood Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Town Square, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Tranquil Rise, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Victoria Road, DA8 Victoria Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Walnut Tree Road, DA8 Walnut Tree Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Waters Edge Court, DA8 Waters Edge Court is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Wharf House, DA8 Wharf House is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Wharfside Close, DA8 Wharfside Close is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Wheatley Terrace Road, DA8 Wheatley Terrace Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Winifred Road, DA18 Winifred Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Cafe Vita @ Erith Leisure Centre This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Erith Veterans Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Running Horses This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The White Hart The White Hart is a former pub of Erith, more recently a restaurant.


Erith

Erith is an area in south-east London, within the historic county of Kent.

In 1797 Edward Hasted described Erith as "one small street of houses, which leads to the water side". At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Erith’s population was 1533.

By 1849 Erith was enjoying a short spell as a riverside resort after the opening of the station that year. Its pier and nearby hotel gave hospitality for day-trippers arriving on Thames pleasure boats or by rail.

Erith Iron Works was established in 1864 on a riverside site at Anchor Bay, east of the town centre. Engineering became an important industry in Erith, with armaments and cables as the main products. Vickers was a major employer, with links to the Royal Arsenal at nearby Woolwich.

Erith has formed part of the London Borough of Bexley since 1965.



LOCAL PHOTOS

In the neighbourhood...

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Pier Road showing the premises of Lloyds hardware shop. There is a beautiful array of gas lamps over the premises of the South Suburban Gas Company
Credit: Erith and Belvedere Local History Society
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Studio portrait photograph of John George Appold. Henry Maull and George Henry Polyblank founded the photographic studio Maull & Polyblank in London in 1854.
Credit: Henry Maull, George Polyblank
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Erith High St, around 1902. Tram lines were in situ by 1905. The main shop is that of George Mence Smith and on display a fine array of ’tin baths’
Credit: Erith and Belvedere Local History Society
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’A View of Erith, Looking Up the Thames" , hand-coloured etching by John Boydell (1750)
Credit: Yale Center for British Art
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The old White Hart (shortly to be demolished) and Erith High Street (c.1900). The buildings on the left have disappeared but the Cross Keys is still there.
Credit: Erith and Belvedere Local History Society
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