Avenue Road, Bexleyheath, Kent

Road in/near Bexleyheath, existing between 1875 and now

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Avenue Road, DA7

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2019

Avenue Road runs south from Bexleyheath railway station.

Avenue Road took its name from its distinct avenue of elm trees. The line of trees led to the Manor House which had been built in 1769 by William Wheatley. In 1858 the house was pulled down and in August 1874 the Wheatley estate was sold off fetching c.£170,000. The open land being sold for building development including new homes. Large detached houses were built, starting in the south end of the street.

Market gardening remained the main local industry which benefited greatly with the coming of the railway to Bexleyheath in 1895. By the turn of the twentieth century, large nurseries had appeared on both sides of the road.

The railway fuelled development and the market gardens gave way to further housing.

Sadly, The trees were felled in 1936, bringing the streetscape into line with many others locally.


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Avenue Road, Bexleyheath on 4 November 1914, looking north towards Pickford Lane and Bexleyheath station.

Behind the trees on the right can be seen large detached houses. Greenhouses appear behind the opposite row of trees on the left-hand side.

Avenue Road, Bexleyheath on 4 November 1914, looking north towards Pickford Lane and Bexleyheath station. Behind the trees on the right can be seen large detached houses. Greenhouses appear behind the opposite row of trees on the left-hand side.
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Abbey Road, DA7 The ’Abbey’ in the road name refers to Lesnes Abbey.
Adams Square, DA6 A street within the DA6 postcode
Albury Avenue, DA7 Albury Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Alers Road, DA6 Alers Road was named after Jameson Alers Hankey.
Alexander Road, DA7 Alexander Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Arbuthnot Lane, DA5 Arbuthnot Lane - after W.U.Arbuthnot (1807-1874), local Justice of the Peace.
Arcadian Avenue, DA5 Arcadian Avenue is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Arcadian Close, DA5 Arcadian Close is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Arcadian Road, DA5 Arcadian Road is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Asken Close, DA6 Asken Close is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Askern Close, DA6 Askern Close is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Avenue Road, DA6 Avenue Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Balcombe Close, DA6 Balcombe Close is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Barrington Road, DA7 Barrington Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Barton Close, DA6 A street within the DA6 postcode
Basilon Road, DA7 Basilon Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Basing Drive, DA5 Basing Drive is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Bean Road, DA6 Bean Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Beechway, DA5 Beechway is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Beechwood Crescent, DA7 Beechwood Crescent is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Bellevue Road, DA6 Bellevue Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Berkeley Avenue, DA7 Berkeley Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Blackthorn Grove, DA7 Blackthorn Grove is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Blendon Drive, DA5 Blendon Drive is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Bognor Road, DA16 Bognor Road is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Bowford Avenue, DA7 Bowford Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Brampton Primary School, DA7 Brampton Primary School is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Brampton Road, DA6 Brampton Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Brampton Road, DA7 Brampton Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Brasted Close, DA5 Brasted Close is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Brasted Close, DA6 Brasted Close is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Bridge Road, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Bristow Road, DA7 Bristow Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Brixham Road, DA16 Brixham Road is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Brook Lane, DA5 Brook Lane is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Brunswick Close, DA6 Brunswick Close is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Brunswick Road, DA6 Brunswick Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Bynon Avenue, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Cannon Road, DA7 Cannon Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Charlotte Close, DA6 A street within the DA6 postcode
Chestnut Drive, DA7 Chestnut Drive is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Church Road, DA6 Church Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Church Road, DA7 Church Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Clare Way, DA7 Clare Way is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Clarence Road, DA6 A street within the DA6 postcode
Cobham Place, DA6 Cobham Place is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Coote Road, DA7 Coote Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Coronation Close, DA5 A street within the DA5 postcode
Crook Log Primary School, DA6 Crook Log Primary School is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Crook Log, DA6 Crook Log is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Crook Log, DA7 Crook Log is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Cuxton Close, DA6 Cuxton Close is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Cyril Road, DA7 Cyril Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Dallin Road, DA6 Dallin Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Devonshire Road, DA6 Devonshire Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Ditton Road, DA6 Ditton Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Dorcis Avenue, DA7 Dorcis Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Eden Apartments, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Emerton Close, DA6 Emerton Close is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Emerton Road, DA6 Emerton Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Ethronvi Road, DA7 Ethronvi Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Fairlawn Avenue, DA16 Fairlawn Avenue is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Fairlawn Avenue, DA7 Fairlawn Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Fairway, DA6 Fairway is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Ferndale Close, DA7 Ferndale Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Fox Hollow Drive, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Franklin Road, DA7 Franklin Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Freta Road, DA6 Freta Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Gainsborough Square, DA6 A street within the DA6 postcode
Gipsy Road, DA16 Gipsy Road is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Gipsy Road, DA7 Gipsy Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Glengall Road, DA7 Glengall Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Glynde Road, DA6 Glynde Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Glynde Road, DA7 Glynde Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Green vale, DA6 Green vale is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Gresham Close, DA5 Gresham Close is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Grosvenor Road, DA6 A street within the DA6 postcode
Hamilton Road, DA7 Hamilton Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Hanover Way, DA6 A street within the DA6 postcode
Hansol Road, DA6 Hansol Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Harcourt Road, DA6 Harcourt Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Harding Road, DA7 Harding Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Harlington Road, DA7 Harlington Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Harris Road, DA7 Harris Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Heathfield Road, DA6 Heathfield Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Heathside Avenue, DA7 Heathside Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Herbert Road, DA7 Herbert Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Holmesdale Road, DA16 Holmesdale Road is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Holmesdale Road, DA7 Holmesdale Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Iris Avenue, DA5 Iris Avenue is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Iris Avenue, DA6 Iris Avenue is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Iverhurst Close, DA6 Iverhurst Close is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Izane Road, DA6 Izane Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Jenton Avenue, DA7 Jenton Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Kingsgate Close, DA7 Kingsgate Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Kipling Road, DA7 Kipling Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Langmore Court, DA6 A street within the DA6 postcode
Lenor Close, DA6 A street within the DA6 postcode
Lewin Road, DA6 Lewin Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Lion Road, DA6 Lion Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Lions Road, DA6 A street within the DA6 postcode
Longmere Court, DA6 Longmere Court is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Lordswood Close, DA6 A street within the DA6 postcode
Margaret Road, DA5 Margaret Road is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Mark Close, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Marlborough Road, DA7 Marlborough Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mayfair Avenue, DA7 Mayfair Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Meadowview Road, DA5 Meadowview Road is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Melanie Close, DA7 Melanie Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mount Drive, DA6 Mount Drive is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Mount Road, DA6 Mount Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Normanhurst Avenue, DA7 Normanhurst Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
North Close, DA6 North Close is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Oakhurst Avenue, DA7 Oakhurst Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Oakhurst Gardens, DA7 Oakhurst Gardens is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Oakway Close, DA5 A street within the DA5 postcode
Oldfield Road, DA7 Oldfield Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Olron Crescent, DA6 Olron Crescent is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Orchard Close, DA7 Orchard Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Paddock Road, DA6 Paddock Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Palmeira Road, DA7 Palmeira Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Pengarth Road, DA5 Pengarth Road is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Penn Lane, DA5 Penn Lane is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Percy Road, DA7 Percy Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Pickford Close, DA7 Pickford Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Pickford Lane, DA7 Pickford Lane is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Pickford Road, DA6 Pickford Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Pickford Road, DA7 Pickford Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Portman Close, DA7 Portman Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Preston Drive, DA16 Preston Drive is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Preston Drive, DA7 Preston Drive is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Princes Street, DA7 This is a street in the DA7 postcode area
Princess Street, DA7 Princess Street is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Queen Street, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Red House Lane, DA6 Red House Lane is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Regency Way, DA6 A street within the DA6 postcode
Regency Way, DA7 Regency Way is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Robin Hood Lane, DA6 Robin Hood Lane is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Robina Close, DA6 Robina Close is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Rowan Road, DA7 Rowan Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Sandford Road, DA7 Sandford Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Shakespeare Road, DA7 Shakespeare Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Sheridan Road, DA7 Sheridan Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Sibley Close, DA6 Sibley Close is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Somersham Road, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
South Close, DA6 South Close is a road in the DA6 postcode area
South View Close, DA5 A street within the DA5 postcode
Southview Close, DA5 Southview Close is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Standard Road, DA6 Standard Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Stanhope Road, DA7 Stanhope Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Station Approach, DA7 Station Approach is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Station Road, DA7 Station Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Stratton Close, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Stratton Road, DA7 Stratton Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Sunland Avenue, DA6 Sunland Avenue is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Sydney Road, DA6 Sydney Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Talehangers Close, DA6 Talehangers Close is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Tarrington Court, DA6 A street within the DA6 postcode
The Grove, DA6 The Grove is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Timothy Close, DA6 Timothy Close is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Torbrook Close, DA5 Torbrook Close is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Tudor Walk, DA5 Tudor Walk is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Upton Close, DA6 Upton Close is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Upton Road, DA6 Upton Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Veroan Road, DA7 Veroan Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
West Street, DA6 West Street is a road in the DA6 postcode area
West Street, DA7 West Street is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Winchester Road, DA16 Winchester Road is a road in the DA16 postcode area
Winchester Road, DA7 Winchester Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Windsor Road, DA6 Windsor Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Woodlands Road, DA7 Woodlands Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Woodside Lane, DA5 Woodside Lane is a road in the DA5 postcode area


Bexleyheath

Bexleyheath is the current administrative centre for the London Borough of Bexley and the main shopping centre for the borough.

For almost its entire history Bexleyheath was a heath bordering Watling Street, the ancient Roman road between London and Dover. The heath was notorious for highwaymen, and coaching inns were built along the road to provide a refuge for travellers. These inns, some of which still stand today, were a stimulus for further development in the area. In addition the enclosure of the heath in 1819 meant that the land could be more easily developed and slowly the town of Bexleyheath grew to prominence, overtaking Bexley in terms of population well before the end of the 19th century.

The first church on the heath was a chapel-of-ease built in 1836 near what is now Oaklands Road. This was followed by a permanent place of worship, Christchurch, in 1877.

The area grew in importance until in 1880 it had its first representatives on the Bexley Local Board, one of whom, Alfred Bean, was the chairman. Bean was a railway engineer and entrepreneur who moved into Danson Mansion in 1862 and together with other luminaries such as William Morris (who built his Red House in Upton) helped to raise the profile of Bexleyheath. The Bexleyheath Railway Line arrived in 1895.

The town was in the middle of a thriving agricultural area and had a market place that became the centre of the new development where the clock tower, built in 1912, is today. Commercial premises soon arrived and stores such as Penny, Son & Parker, Hides and Jenkins General Stores attracted shoppers to the area in great numbers.

At the start of the 1930s the town was still concentrated along Watling Street, but by the end of the decade the picture had changed dramatically. The first major development was the Brampton Park Estate, built by DC Bowyer, with new roads being laid out between the old country lanes of Brampton Road and Pickford Lane. Smaller developments of the 1930s were built by New Ideal Homesteads in the Pelham Road area.
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