Thames Road, DA1

An area maybe built in the Edwardian era. Housing stock dates between 1910 and 1925

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Thames Road, DA1

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Thames Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Barnes Cray Barnes Cray is located on the Greater London border with Kent, bordering Dartford.

NEARBY STREETS
Ambrose Close, DA1 Ambrose Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Beult Road, DA1 Beult Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Buckley Close, DA1 Buckley Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Craymill Square, DA1 Craymill Square is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Crayside Industrial Estate, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Darlton Close, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Gascoyne Drive, DA1 Gascoyne Drive is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Kennet Road, DA1 Kennet Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Mayplace Avenue, DA1 Mayplace Avenue is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Medway Road, DA1 Medway Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Norris way, DA1 Norris way is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Optima Park, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Ravensbourne Road, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Russell Close, DA1 Russell Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
School Crescent, DA1 School Crescent is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Shearwood Crescent, DA1 Shearwood Crescent is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Shuttle Road, DA1 Shuttle Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Stour Road, DA1 Stour Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Swale Road, DA1 Swale Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Thomas Road, DA1 Thomas Road 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

In the neighbourhood...

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Barnes Cray House (1919). That year, the Princesses Theatre reopened after the First World War and celebrations held at Barnes Cray House.
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