Hornbeam Lane, DA7

Road in/near Barnehurst, existing between 1932 and now

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Hornbeam Lane, DA7

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Road · Barnehurst · DA7 ·
November
30
2017

Hornbeam Lane provides access to the car park of Barnehurst station.




NEARBY STREETS
Appledore Avenue, DA7 Appledore Avenue was built as part of the ’Barnehurst Park Estate’ of New Ideal Homesteads Ltd.
Appleton Close, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Barnehurst Avenue, DA7 Barnehurst Avenue runs north from Merewood Road up to the Erith Road.
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
Bowness Road, DA7 Bowness Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Brantwood Road, DA7 Brantwood Road is a 1920s road in the Barnehurst area.
Bullman Close, DA7 Bullman Close 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.
Eastleigh Road, DA7 Eastleigh Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Erith Road, DA7 Erith Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Grasmere Road, DA7 Grasmere Road runs from Erith Road to Merewood Road.
Hilary Close, DA7 Hilary Close is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Homer Close, DA7 Homer Close is a road lying off of Grasmere Road.
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
Merewood Road, DA7 Merewood Road runs east from Erith Road.
Midfield Avenue, DA7 Midfield Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Northall Road, DA7 Northall Road 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.
Silverdale Road, DA7 Silverdale Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Swanbridge Road, DA7 Swanbridge Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
The Chase, DA7 The Chase is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Thirlmere Road, DA7 Thirlmere Road runs between Coniston Road and Grasmere Road.
Three Corners, DA7 Three Corners is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Wenvoe Avenue, DA7 Wenvoe Avenue is a road in the DA7 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.


Barnehurst

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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Martens Avenue, Barnehurst (1934)
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Mayplace Road East (1900)
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In the neighbourhood...

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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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Bexleyheath Bus Depot opened in time to serve the new trolley buses, operational from 1935
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