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Rail station, existing between 1895 and now

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Rail station · Barnehurst · DA7 ·
MARCH
5
2017

The name of Barnehurst is derived from the name of the landowner family and the Saxon word for woodland: ’hurst’.

In 1745, Miles Barne the son of a wealthy London merchant married Elizabeth Elwick the heiress to May Place and inherited the estate in 1750. The family owned May Place until 1938 when it was sold to the local council.

The name Barnehurst came into being once a station had been proposed in Conduit Wood for the Bexley Heath Railway Company on their 1895 railway. It crossed the May Place Estate, then owned by Colonel Frederick Barne. At that time the area now known as Barnehurst was part of the Parish of Crayford, consisting of a mix of farmland and market gardens, with cherry, apple and plum orchards, with wood and parkland belonging to the estates of May Place, Martens Grove and Oakwood. The small population was concentrated along and to the south of Mayplace Road.

At first, the railway failed to attract large scale house developers - passenger numbers were small only boosted at weekends by golfers travelling to the new Barnehurst Golf Course opened in 1903. Its club house the old mansion of May Place was destroyed by fire in 1959. The electrification of the Bexleyheath Line in 1926 signalled the start of the large housing developments of the 1920s and 1930s.


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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


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Andrew MacFarlane   
Added: 25 Nov 2020 11:22 GMT   

my time at Mayplace road school
started at mayplace in 1938 the teachers were Mr English headmaster Miss Clark,Bress,and miss Black
I lived 200 yards from the school

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Watts   
Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

Baeethoven St School, also an Annex for Paddington College of FE.
In the early 70’s I took a two year science course at Paddington CFE. The science classes were held on weekday evenings at Beethoven Street school, overseen by chemistry teacher, Mr Tattershall.

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Added: 25 Apr 2022 22:11 GMT   

Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Born here
Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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Brian Lynch   
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Feb 2022 16:21 GMT   

Harmondsworth (1939 - 1965)
I lived in a house (Lostwithiel) on the Bath Road opposite the junction with Tythe Barn Lane, now a hotel site. Initially, aircraft used one of the diagonal runways directly in line with our house. I attended Sipson Primary School opposite the Three Magpies and celebrated my 21st birthday at The Peggy Bedford in 1959.

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Emma Seif   
Added: 25 Jan 2022 19:06 GMT   

Birth of the Bluestocking Society
In about 1750, Elizabeth Montagu began hosting literary breakfasts in her home at 23 (now 31) Hill Street. These are considered the first meetings of the Bluestocking society.

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Comment
   
Added: 14 Jan 2022 03:06 GMT   

Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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Chris Nash   
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT   

Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.

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THE STREETS OF BARNEHURST
Appleton Close, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Barnehurst Close, DA8 Barnehurst Close is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Barnehurst Road, DA7 Barnehurst Road was previously called Hills and Holes Road.
Beverley Road, DA7 Beverley Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Bourne mead, DA5 Bourne mead is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Bowness Road, DA7 Bowness Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Braemar Avenue, DA7 Braemar Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Braeside Crescent, DA7 Braeside Crescent is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Brantwood Road, DA7 Brantwood Road is a 1920s road in the Barnehurst area.
Brindley Close, DA7 Brindley Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Brummel Close, DA7 Brummel Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Bullman Close, DA7 Bullman Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Chieveley Parade, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Chieveley Road, DA7 Chieveley Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Colyers Lane Primary School, DA7 Colyers Lane Primary School is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Coniston Close, DA7 Coniston Close is a small cul-de-sac lying off of Coniston Road.
Coniston Road, DA7 Coniston Road was laid out by the W H Wedlock company in 1932.
Cumbrian Avenue, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Doris Avenue, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Dorothy Evans Close, DA7 Dorothy Evans Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Eastleigh Road, DA7 Eastleigh Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Epsom Close, DA7 Epsom Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Erith Road, DA6 Erith Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Erith Road, DA7 Erith Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Eversley Avenue, DA7 Eversley Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Eversley Avenue, DA8 Eversley Avenue is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Eversley Cross, DA7 Eversley Cross is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Fairford Avenue, DA7 Fairford Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Foresters Crescent, DA7 Foresters Crescent is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Garrard Close, DA7 Garrard Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Gravel Hill Primary School, DA6 Gravel Hill Primary School is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Grazeley Close, DA6 Grazeley Close is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Grazeley Close, DA6 A street within the DA6 postcode
Grove Road, DA7 Grove Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Guinea Court, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Halcot Avenue, DA6 Halcot Avenue is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Hall Place Crescent, DA5 Hall Place Crescent was built between 1951 and 1953.
Hilary Close, DA7 Hilary Close is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Hillingdon Road, DA7 Hillingdon Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Holly Gardens, DA7 Holly Gardens is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Holmsdale Grove, DA7 Holmsdale Grove is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Holmsdale Grove, DA7 Holmsdale Grove is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Homer Close, DA7 Homer Close is a road lying off of Grasmere Road.
Hornbeam Lane, DA7 Hornbeam Lane provides access to the car park of Barnehurst station.
Hurstwood Avenue, DA7 Hurstwood Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Inglewood Road, DA7 Inglewood Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Lane End, DA7 Lane End is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Lea Vale, DA1 Lea Vale is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Lea Vale, DA1 Lea Vale is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Leysdown Avenue, DA7 Leysdown Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Lingwood, DA7 Lingwood is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Lyndhurst Close, DA7 Lyndhurst Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Lyndhurst Road, DA7 Lyndhurst Road was developed by W H Wedlock Ltd., builders.
Manor Way, DA7 Manor Way is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Marden Crescent, DA5 Marden Crescent is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Martens Avenue, DA7 Martens Avenue was built on the site of Springfield House in the immediate post-war era.
Martens Close, DA7 Martens Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mason Close, DA7 Mason Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mayplace Close, DA7 Mayplace Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mayplace Road East, DA7 Mayplace Road East was an old lane leading east from Barnehurst.
Mayplace Road East, DA7 Mayplace Road East runs west-east through the DA1 and DA7 postcodes.
Mayplace Road West, DA7 Mayplace Road West is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mendip Road, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Mera Drive, DA7 Mera Drive is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Merewood Road, DA7 Merewood Road runs east from Erith Road.
Midfield Avenue, DA7 Midfield Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Midfield Parade, DA7 Midfield Parade was named as it was situated in the former middle field of the local farm.
Miller Close, DA7 Miller Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mount Pleasant Walk, DA5 Mount Pleasant Walk is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Northall Road, DA7 Northall Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Oakwood Drive, DA7 Oakwood Drive was formed as part of the ’Mayplace Farm’ estate built by W H Wedlock Ltd.
Old Barn Way, DA7 Old Barn Way was built over the site of Mayplace Farm in 1938.
Old Manor Way, DA7 Old Manor Way is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Old Road, DA1 Old Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Park Grove, DA7 Park Grove is part of the Martens Grove Estate, build in the 1930s.
Parkside Avenue, DA1 Parkside Avenue is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Parkside Avenue, DA7 Parkside Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Parkside Cross, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Parkside Parade, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Pelham Road, DA7 Pelham Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Pennine Way, DA8 Pennine Way is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Pinnacle Hill North, DA7 Pinnacle Hill North is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Pinnacle Hill, DA7 Pinnacle Hill is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Randolph Close, DA7 Randolph Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Risedale Road, DA7 Risedale Road was one of a series of ’Lake District’ roads build in 1929.
Rudland Road, DA7 Rudland Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Sevenoaks Close, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Shenstone Close, DA1 Shenstone Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Silverdale Road, DA7 Silverdale Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Sovereign Court, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Spring Vale, DA7 Spring Vale is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Springfield Road, DA7 Springfield Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Stephen Road, DA7 Stephen Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Sterling Road, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Taunton Close, DA7 Taunton Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
The Chase, DA7 The Chase is a road in the DA7 postcode area
The Marlowes, DA1 The Marlowes is a road in the DA1 postcode area
The Vyne, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Three Corners, DA7 Three Corners is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Watling Street, DA6 Watling Street is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Watling Street, DA6 Watling Street is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Watling Street, DA6 Watling Street is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Westfield Road, DA7 Westfield Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Windermere Road, DA7 Windermere Road is named for the largest lake in England.
Woodside Close, DA7 Woodside Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Woodside Road, DA7 Woodside Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area

THE PUBS OF BARNEHURST
Barnehurst Golf Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Jolly Millers This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Miller And Carter This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Coach House This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Red Barn This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Travellers Home This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
VCD Athletic Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.




LOCAL PHOTOS
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Martens Avenue, Barnehurst (1934)
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Mayplace Road East (1900)
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Martens Avenue, Barnehurst (1934)
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Courtleet Bottom, Erith Road, Barnehurst (1934)
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Trolley bus at Erith Road bus depot (1935)
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Old Road, Martens Grove, Barnehurst (1934)
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Mayplace Road East (1900)
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Barnehurst Road before development was known as Hills and Holes Road. It was renamed to be Barnehurst Road in 1926. Prior to this it was little more than a country lane, but its proximity to the new railway station made it prime land for housing development.
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Mayplace Farm, Barnehurst (1930s) For centuries, the farm fed and funded Mayplace. As Mayplace declined, the farm – farmhouse, yard, outbuildings and 16 acres of land – was sold for £2770 to the building firm W.H. Wedlock, who demolished the farm in the late 1930s and built Old Barn Way in its place during 1938.
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Midfield Parade, Barnehurt (1940s) With the growth of Barnehurst in the 1930s - commuter housing, new roads and new schools - this junction became south Barnehurst’s main shopping centre, built by Ellinghams who also developed much of Bexleyheath. The first shops were named ‘The Parade’ and provided a dozen retail units with living accommodation above.
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Bexleyheath Bus Depot opened in time to serve the new trolley buses, operational from 1935
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