Grazeley Close, DA6

Road in/near Barnehurst

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Grazeley Close, DA6

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Road · Barnehurst · DA6 ·
November
14
2019

A street within the DA6 postcode




NEARBY STREETS
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Bourne mead, DA5 Bourne mead is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Bourne Road, DA1 Bourne Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Braemar Avenue, DA7 Braemar Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Braeside Crescent, DA7 Braeside Crescent is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Carey Court, DA6 Carey Court is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Crayford Scout Group Novio Magnus Hall, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Grazeley Close, DA6 Grazeley Close is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Grove Road, DA7 Grove Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Guinea Court, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Halcot Avenue, DA6 Halcot Avenue is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Hall Place Crescent, DA5 Hall Place Crescent was built between 1951 and 1953.
Hayward Close, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Lea Vale, DA1 Lea Vale is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Lea Vale, DA1 Lea Vale is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Leysdown Avenue, DA7 Leysdown Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Marden Crescent, DA5 Marden Crescent is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Martens Avenue, DA7 Martens Avenue was built on the site of Springfield House in the immediate post-war era.
Martens Close, DA7 Martens Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mount Pleasant Walk, DA5 Mount Pleasant Walk is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Park Grove, DA7 Park Grove is part of the Martens Grove Estate, build in the 1930s.
Pinnacle Hill, DA7 Pinnacle Hill is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Sevenoaks Close, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Shenstone Close, DA1 Shenstone Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Sovereign Court, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
The Marlowes, DA1 The Marlowes is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Watling Street, DA6 Watling Street is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Watling Street, DA6 Watling Street is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Watling Street, DA6 Watling Street is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Woodside Road, DA7 Woodside Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Yeomanry Signal Regiment Territorial Centre, DA6 A street within the DA6 postcode


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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Future junction of Park Grove and Watling Street, Barnehurst, 1934
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Martens Avenue, Barnehurst (1934)
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Building Hall Place Crescent, 1953
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Looking north from Bourne Road, Bexley towards the junction with Gravel Hill (1925). The terraced houses date from the late 1800s. This is now a road which takes much traffic on its way to join the busy A2 and no longer looks the idyllic place in the photograph.
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