Knockholt

Rail station, existing between 1876 and now

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2021

Knockholt station is two miles from the village of the same name.

Knockholt itself is split into two areas, Knockholt village and Knockholt Pound. The unusual distance of the station from the village is due to a potential name confusion with Halstead in Essex - the nearest village to the station is Halstead, Kent. Hence the railway company deciding to name it unusually. Hayes, Kent (Hayes, Middlesex) and Farnborough, Kent (Farnborough, Hampstead) have caused equal confusion over the years but this didn’t seem to matter so much.

Knockholt is also rather unusual in that it spent from 1965 to 1969 within the boundary of Greater London but a local petition successfully moved the area back into Kent.

Knockholt inspired local resident Edith Nesbitt to set her children’s classic The Railway Children here. The station dates from 1876 when it was opened as ’Halstead for Knockholt’, being renamed simply ’Knockholt’ on 1 October 1900. Between 1887 and 1915, a twice daily bus service operated between Knockholt village and the station.




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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963–65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Lived here
Norman Norrington   
Added: 8 Jun 2021 08:08 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Lived here #40 1942-1967

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Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:17 GMT   

Hewer Street W10
John Nodes Undertakers Hewer Street W10

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Added: 2 Jun 2021 16:58 GMT   

Parachute bomb 1941
Charles Thomas Bailey of 82 Morley Road was killed by the parachute bomb March 1941

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Added: 1 Jun 2021 12:41 GMT   

Abbeville Road (1940 street directory)
North west side
1A Clarke A S Ltd, motor engineers
15 Plumbers, Glaziers & Domestic Engineers Union
25 Dixey Edward, florist
27 Vicary Miss Doris J, newsagent
29 Stenning John Andrew, dining rooms
31 Clarke & Williams, builders
33 Hill Mrs Theodora, confectioner
35 Golding W & sons, corn dealers
... here is Shandon road ...
37 Pennington Mrs Eliz Harvie, wine & spirit merchant
39 Westminster Catering Co Ltd, ham, beef & tongue dealers
41 Masters A (Clapham) Ltd, butchers
43 Thomas Euan Ltd, grocers
45 Garrett C T & Co Ltd, undertakers
47 Mayle T & Sons, fishmongers
49 Mayles Ltd, fruiterers
51 & 73 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
53 United Dairies (London) Ltd
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
55 Norris William Lennox, baker
57 Silver Star Laundry Ltd
59 Thorp John, oilman
61 Bidgood Leonard George, boot makers
63 Wilkie Rt Miln, chemist
65 Gander George Albert Isaac, hairdresser
67 Harris Alfred William, greengrocer
69 & 71 Lambert Ernest & Son Ltd, grocers
... here is Hambolt road ...
73 & 51 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
75 Cambourn Frederick, butcher
77 Siggers Clement, chemist
77 Post, Money Order, Telephone Call & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank
79 Hemmings William, baker
... here is Elms road ...
85 Cornish Joseph
91 Bedding Mrs
151 Johnson Mrs H K
157 Robinson Albert Ernest, grainer
173 Yardleys London & Provincial Stores Ltd, wine & spirit merchants
175 Clark Alfred, butcher
175A Morley Douglas Frederick, confectioner
... here is Crescent lane ...
... her is St Alphonsus road ...

South east side
... here is Trouville road ...
4 Bossy Miss, private school
... here are Bonneville gardens ...
24 Osborn Charles Edward, ladies hairdresser
24 Hall H Ltd, builders
24A Walton Lodge Laundry Ltd
... here are Shandon road & Abbeville mansions ...
28 Copley Fred Smith, chemist
30 Finch H G Ltd, laundry
32 Carter William Alfred, furniture dealer
34 Spriggs Charles & Co, wireless supplies dealer
36 Miles Frederick William, confectioner
38 Pitman Frederick, hairdresser
40 Rowe Frederick F, valeting service
42 Modridge Edward J, oilman
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
44 Southorn Albert, butcher
46 Brown Ernest, fruiterer
48 Stanley Mrs A A, confectioner
50 Fryatt Owen, delixatessen store
52 Benbrooks, domestic stores
54 Davis William Clifford, boot repairer
56 Blogg Alfred, newsagent
58 Rowlands Thomas & Sons, dairy
... here are Hambalt, Elms, Franconia, Caldervale & Leppoc roads ...
124 Clarke Frederick, decorator
... here are Crescent lane, Briarwood road & Park hill ...

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Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Knockholt Knockholt station is two miles from the village of the same name.

THE STREETS OF KNOCKHOLT
Arden Cottages, TN14 A street within the TN14 postcode
Birchwood Lane, TN14 Birchwood Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Blueberry Lane, TN14 Blueberry Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Bond Close, TN14 Bond Close is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Brasted Lane, TN14 Brasted Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Burlings Lane, TN14 Burlings Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Cadlocks Hill, TN14 Cadlocks Hill is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Chevening Lane, TN14 Chevening Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Chine Farm Place, TN14 A street within the TN14 postcode
Church Approach, TN14 Church Approach is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Cudham Lane North, TN14 Cudham Lane North is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Cudham Lane South, TN14 Cudham Lane South is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Cudham Lane, TN14 Cudham Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Cudham Park Road, TN14 Cudham Park Road is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Deerleap Lane, TN14 Deerleap Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Downe Avenue, TN14 Downe Avenue is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Downe Road, TN14 Downe Road is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Elmtree Cottages, TN14 A street within the TN14 postcode
Halstead Lane, TN14 Halstead Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Harrow Road, TN14 Harrow Road is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Hazelwood Road, TN14 Hazelwood Road is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Hillside Farm, BR6 Hillside Farm is a former farm of some 115 acres.
Hunters Walk, TN14 Hunters Walk is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Ivy Lane, TN14 Ivy Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Lord Darby Mews, TN14 A street within the TN14 postcode
Mace Lane, TN14 Mace Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Main Road, TN14 A street within the TN14 postcode
Meadow Farm, TN14 A street within the TN14 postcode
New Barn Lane, TN14 New Barn Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
New Years Lane, TN14 New Years Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
New Years Lane, TN14 New Years Lane is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Newbarn Lane, TN14 A street within the TN14 postcode
Perrys Lane, BR6 Perrys Lane is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Perrys Lane, BR6 Perrys Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Pound Lane, TN14 Pound Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Randle’s Lane, TN14 Randle’s Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Randles Lane, TN14 A street within the TN14 postcode
Rushmore Hill, TN14 Rushmore Hill is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Sevenoaks Road, TN14 Sevenoaks Road is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Shelleys Lane, TN14 Shelleys Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Single’s Cross Lane, TN14 Single’s Cross Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Snag Lane, TN14 Snag Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Spinney Way, TN14 Spinney Way is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Stonehouse Lane, TN14 Stonehouse Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Stonehouse Lane, TN14 Stonehouse Lane is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Stonehouse Road, TN14 Stonehouse Road is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Stoneings Lane, TN14 Stoneings Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Stubbs Hill, TN14 Stubbs Hill is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Stubbs Hill, TN14 Stubbs Hill is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Thrift Lane, TN14 Thrift Lane is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Washneys Road, BR6 Washneys Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Watercroft Road, TN14 Watercroft Road is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Waylands Close, TN14 Waylands Close is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Wheatsheaf Hill, TN14 Wheatsheaf Hill is a road in the TN14 postcode area

THE PUBS OF KNOCKHOLT
Blacksmiths Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Harrow Inn This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Three Horseshoes The Three Horseshoes is one of two pubs in Knockholt Pound.




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