Old Road, DA1

Road in/near Barnehurst

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Old Road, DA1

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Road · Barnehurst · DA1 ·
November
30
2017

Old Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area




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Bexley Lane, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
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Claston Close, DA1 Claston Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Crayford High Street Crayford, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Crayford High Street, DA1 Crayford High Street is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Crayford Scout Group Novio Magnus Hall, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Crayforoad High Street, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Grazeley Close, DA5 Grazeley Close is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Hall Place Crescent, DA5 Hall Place Crescent was built between 1951 and 1953.
Hayward Close, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Holly Gardens, DA7 Holly Gardens is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Inglewood Road, DA7 Inglewood Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Kings Close, DA1 Kings Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Lea Vale, DA1 Lea Vale is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Lea Vale, DA7 Lea Vale is a road in the DA7 postcode area
London Road, DA1 London Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
London Road, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Manor Close, DA1 Manor Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Manor Road, DA1 Manor Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Marden Crescent, DA5 Marden Crescent is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Maxim Road, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Mayplace primary School, DA7 Mayplace primary School is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mayplace Road East, DA1 Mayplace Road East runs west-east through the DA1 and DA7 postcodes.
Oakwood Drive, DA7 Oakwood Drive was formed as part of the ’Mayplace Farm’ estate built by W H Wedlock Ltd.
Orchard Hill, DA1 Orchard Hill is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Searle Place, N4 Searle Place is a road in the N4 postcode area
Shenstone Close, DA1 Shenstone Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
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Woodside Close, DA1 Woodside Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
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Woodside Road, DA7 Woodside Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area


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
Trolley bus (1935)
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Martens Avenue, Barnehurst (1934)
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Mayplace Road East (1900)
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