Glebelands, DA1

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before- in the area buildings are mainly post-war

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Glebelands, DA1

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Road · Barnes Cray · DA1 ·
December
1
2017

Glebelands is a road in the DA1 postcode area




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Acorn Industrial Park, DA1 Acorn Industrial Park is an area of Dartford
Ambrose Close, DA1 Ambrose Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Barnes Cray Road, DA1 Barnes Cray Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Beult Road, DA1 Beult Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Bexley Close, DA1 Bexley Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Bexley Lane, DA1 Bexley Lane is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Chapel Close, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Cheswick Close, DA1 Cheswick Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Claremont Crescent, DA1 Claremont Crescent is a road in the DA1 postcode area
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 Industrial Estate, DA1 Crayford Industrial Estate is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Crayford Way, DA1 Crayford Way was built by the Vickers company for its munitions factory workers.
Crayforoad High Street, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Eardemont Close, DA1 Eardemont Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Empire Buildings, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Green Place, DA1 Green Place is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Green Walk, DA1 Green Walk runs parallel with Crayford Way.
Hubbard Close, DA1 Hubbard Close is a location in London.
Iron Mill Lane, DA1 Iron Mill Lane is named after a mill that made plate for Elizabethan armour.
Iron Mill Place, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Medway Road, DA1 Medway Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Oak Close, DA1 Oak Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Penny Farthing Bridge, DA1 Penny Farthing Bridge is a road in the DA14 postcode area
Princesses Parade, DA1 Princesses Parade dates from 1961
Rectory Close, DA1 Rectory Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
School Crescent, DA1 School Crescent is a road in the DA1 postcode area
St Paulinus Primary School, DA1 St Paulinus Primary School is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Stour Road, DA1 Stour Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Swaisland Drive, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Swaislands Drive, DA1 Swaislands Drive is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Swale Road, DA1 Swale Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
The Homestead, DA1 The Homestead is a road in the DA1 postcode area
The Parade, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
The Rise, DA1 The Rise was build as part of a First World War garden estate.
Tower Park Road, DA1 Tower Park Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Village Green Road, DA1 Village Green Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Vimy Way, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Waterside, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Woodfall Drive, DA1 Woodfall Drive is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Woollett Close, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode


Barnes Cray

Barnes Cray is located on the Greater London border with Kent, bordering Dartford.

Barnes Cray is named for the Barne family, who owned land here in the mid-18th century.

Up until the Victorian era it was a hamlet a kilometre downstream of Crayford where no more than sixteen homes were clustered. A calico-printing works drew water power from the culverted River Wansunt in early Victorian times, being later adapted for the manufacture of rubber goods, then felt and finally Brussels carpets. This carpet mill was demolished by 1890 and Barnes Cray House, the next largest building, was cleared by 1933, ending its days as a nursing home.

The remnants of the settlement became absorbed into Crayford with the building of a garden village to facilitate the expansion of Vickers’ armaments factory during the 1915 to 1919 period. Six hundred cottages were built in a variety of styles.

In 1920 the area became part of the Crayford Urban District of Kent (having previously been in Dartford Rural District).

Following World War I, Crayford Urban District Council erected further housing estates to the north, eventually merging with estates spreading southwards from Erith. In 1965, under the London Government Act 1963, the urban district was abolished and its area transferred to Greater London to form part of the present-day London Borough of Bexley.

The Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre is in Barnes Cray.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Mayplace Road East (1900)
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In the neighbourhood...

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Children playing outside houses in Green Walk, Crayford in 1938. Each house had its own almond tree planted in the front garden. The houses were built in 1915-1916 to house the workers of Vickers, the local armaments factory.
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