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Road · Barnes Cray · DA1 ·
October
9
2019

A street within the DA1 postcode





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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Jack Wilson   
Added: 21 Jun 2022 21:40 GMT   

Penfold Printers
I am seeking the location of Penfold Printers Offices in Dt Albans place - probably about 1870 or so

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Jun 2022 16:58 GMT   

Runcorn Place, W11
Runcorn place

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Comment
   
Added: 30 May 2022 19:03 GMT   

The Three Magpies
Row of houses (centre) was on Heathrow Rd....Ben’s Cafe shack ( foreground ) and the Three Magpies pub (far right) were on the Bath Rd

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Watts   
Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

Baeethoven St School, also an Annex for Paddington College of FE.
In the early 70’s I took a two year science course at Paddington CFE. The science classes were held on weekday evenings at Beethoven Street school, overseen by chemistry teacher, Mr Tattershall.

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Added: 25 Apr 2022 22:11 GMT   

Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Born here
Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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Brian Lynch   
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.

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Lived here
   
Added: 19 Feb 2022 16:21 GMT   

Harmondsworth (1939 - 1965)
I lived in a house (Lostwithiel) on the Bath Road opposite the junction with Tythe Barn Lane, now a hotel site. Initially, aircraft used one of the diagonal runways directly in line with our house. I attended Sipson Primary School opposite the Three Magpies and celebrated my 21st birthday at The Peggy Bedford in 1959.

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

NEARBY STREETS
Acorn Industrial Park, DA1 Acorn Industrial Park is an area of Dartford
Acorn Road, DA1 Acorn Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Alcock Crescent, DA1 Alcock Crescent is a road in the DA1 postcode area
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
Beech Walk, DA1 Beech Walk is part of the Barnes Cray Estate.
Bramley Place, DA1 Bramley Place is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Cray Close, DA1 Cray Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Crayford Creek, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Crayford Road Crayford, DA1 Crayford Road Crayford is a location in London.
Crayford Road, DA1 Crayford Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Crayford Way, DA1 Crayford Way was built by the Vickers company for its munitions factory workers.
Dale Close, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Dawson Close, DA1 Dawson Close is a location in London.
Ducketts Road, DA1 Ducketts Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Dudsbury Road, DA1 Dudsbury Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Eardemont Close, DA1 Eardemont Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Farm Place, DA1 Farm Place is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Gable Close, DA1 Gable Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Glebelands, DA1 Glebelands is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Green Walk, DA1 Green Walk runs parallel with Crayford Way.
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
Maida Vale Road, DA1 Maida Vale Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Maiden Lane, DA1 Maiden Lane has farm buildings and cottages to its south that may be over 300 years old.
Mill Place, DA1 Mill Place is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Old Farm Offices, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Peppiatt Close, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Phillips Close, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Samas Way, DA1 Samas Way is a road in the DA1 postcode area
School Crescent, DA1 School Crescent is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Sherman Close, DA1 Sherman Close is a location in London.
Siddeley Road, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Stanham Place, DA1 Stanham Place 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
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
Tower Retail Park, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Townhall Square, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Townhall Square, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Valley Close, DA1 Valley Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Valley Road, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Village Green Road, DA1 Village Green Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Virginia Court, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Virginia Road, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
White Hill Road, DA1 White Hill Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Whitehill Road, DA1 This is a street in the DA1 postcode area
Winifred Road, DA1 Winifred Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Woollett Close, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Wynns Avenue, DA15 Wynns Avenue is a location in London.

NEARBY PUBS
Unknown as yet This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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.


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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.
Credit: Crayford Borough Council
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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.
Credit: Bexley Archives
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