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Road in/near Barnehurst

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A street within the DA7 postcode

The distinction between 'Street', 'Road', 'Avenue', Terrace', 'Lane' etc. has merged over the years but they each once had a precise meaning.

To the Romans some thoroughfares constructed with layers of rock and rubble was a 'via strata', (paved way) giving us the word street. The word outlived its original meaning and took on its present one of a way lined with houses.

Road, on the other hand is derived from the verb 'to ride'. It indicated a highway used by travellers on horseback.

Lane has generally managed to keep its ancient meaning of a narrow or winding path. In the suburbs, Lane usually indicates a genuine pre-urban track.

Hill originally referred only to the piece of raised ground and not to the road over it. Nowadays it can simply mean 'road built on a slope'

Many London street names reflect the 'Good Times' in English history, i.e. victories, alliances, royal marriages and achievements. A favourite topical subject was royalty, commemorating births, deaths and marriages. George IV's brothers, York, Clarence, Kent, Cumberland, Sussex and Cambridge were all popular with c19th builders.

Less popular than royals were the names commemorating 'the great and the good', events or mythology. e.g. Hengist, Horsa, Gordon, Havelock, Wellington, Maida, Lancelot and Merlin

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


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Andrew MacFarlane   
Added: 25 Nov 2020 11:22 GMT   

my time at Mayplace road school
started at mayplace in 1938 the teachers were Mr English headmaster Miss Clark,Bress,and miss Black
I lived 200 yards from the school

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old lady   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 11:58 GMT   

mis information
Cheltenham road was originally
Hall road not Hill rd
original street name printed on house still standing

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Patricia Bridges   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 10:57 GMT   

Lancefield Coachworks
My grandfather Tom Murray worked here

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Lived here
Former Philbeach Gardens Resident   
Added: 14 Jul 2021 00:44 GMT   

Philbeach Gardens Resident (Al Stewart)
Al Stewart, who had huts in the 70s with the sings ’Year of the Cat’ and ’On The Borders’, lived in Philbeach Gdns for a while and referenced Earl’s Court in a couple of his songs.
I lived in Philbeach Gardens from a child until my late teens. For a few years, on one evening in the midst of Summer, you could hear Al Stewart songs ringing out across Philbeach Gardens, particularly from his album ’Time Passages". I don’t think Al was living there at the time but perhaps he came back to see some pals. Or perhaps the broadcasters were just his fans,like me.
Either way, it was a wonderful treat to hear!

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Lived here
David James Bloomfield   
Added: 13 Jul 2021 11:54 GMT   

Hurstway Street, W10
Jimmy Bloomfield who played for Arsenal in the 1950s was brought up on this street. He was a QPR supporter as a child, as many locals would be at the time, as a teen he was rejected by them as being too small. They’d made a mistake

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Added: 6 Jul 2021 05:38 GMT   

Wren Road in the 1950s and 60s
Living in Grove Lane I knew Wren Road; my grandfather’s bank, Lloyds, was on the corner; the Scout District had their office in the Congregational Church and the entrance to the back of the Police station with the stables and horses was off it. Now very changed - smile.

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fariba   
Added: 28 Jun 2021 00:48 GMT   

Tower Bridge Business Complex, S
need for my coursework

Source: university

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Lived here
Kim Johnson   
Added: 24 Jun 2021 19:17 GMT   

Limehouse Causeway (1908)
My great grandparents were the first to live in 15 Tomlins Terrace, then my grandparents and parents after marriage. I spent the first two years of my life there. My nan and her family lived at number 13 Tomlins Terrace. My maternal grandmother lived in Maroon house, Blount Street with my uncle. Nan, my mum and her brothers were bombed out three times during the war.

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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963–65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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NEARBY STREETS
Barnehurst Road, DA7 Barnehurst Road was previously called Hills and Holes Road.
Brantwood Road, DA7 Brantwood Road is a 1920s road in the Barnehurst area.
Brindley Close, DA7 Brindley Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Brummel Close, DA7 Brummel Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Bullman Close, DA7 Bullman Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Chieveley Road, DA7 Chieveley Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Dorothy Evans Close, DA7 Dorothy Evans Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Eastleigh Road, DA7 Eastleigh Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Epsom Close, DA7 Epsom Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Erith Road, DA6 Erith Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Erith Road, DA7 Erith Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Foresters Crescent, DA7 Foresters Crescent is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Garrard Close, DA7 Garrard Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Guinea Court, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Hillingdon Road, DA7 Hillingdon Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Holly Gardens, DA7 Holly Gardens is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Lane End, DA7 Lane End is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Lyndhurst Close, DA7 Lyndhurst Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Lyndhurst Road, DA7 Lyndhurst Road was developed by W H Wedlock Ltd., builders.
Martens Avenue, DA7 Martens Avenue was built on the site of Springfield House in the immediate post-war era.
Mason Close, DA7 Mason Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mayplace Close, DA7 Mayplace Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mayplace Road East, DA7 Mayplace Road East was an old lane leading east from Barnehurst.
Mayplace Road West, DA7 Mayplace Road West is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mera Drive, DA7 Mera Drive is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Midfield Avenue, DA7 Midfield Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Midfield Parade, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Miller Close, DA7 Miller Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Oakwood Drive, DA7 Oakwood Drive was formed as part of the ’Mayplace Farm’ estate built by W H Wedlock Ltd.
Pelham Road, DA7 Pelham Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Pinnacle Hill North, DA7 Pinnacle Hill North is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Pinnacle Hill, DA7 Pinnacle Hill is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Randolph Close, DA7 Randolph Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Risedale Road, DA7 Risedale Road was one of a series of ’Lake District’ roads build in 1929.
Rudland Road, DA7 Rudland Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Sevenoaks Close, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Sovereign Court, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Spring Vale, DA7 Spring Vale is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Springfield Road, DA7 Springfield Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Stephen Road, DA7 Stephen Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Sterling Road, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
The Chase, DA7 The Chase is a road in the DA7 postcode area
The Vyne, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Tower Road, DA7 Tower Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Westfield Road, DA7 Westfield Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Jolly Millers This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Travellers Home This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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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Martens Avenue, Barnehurst (1934)
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Future junction of Park Grove and Watling Street, Barnehurst, 1934
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Courtleet Bottom, Erith Road, Barnehurst (1934)
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Trolley bus at Erith Road bus depot (1935)
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Martens Avenue, Barnehurst (1934)
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Old Road, Martens Grove, Barnehurst (1934)
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Mayplace Road East (1900)
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Bexleyheath Bus Depot opened in time to serve the new trolley buses, operational from 1935
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