Old Barn Way, DA7

Road in/near Barnehurst

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Old Barn Way, DA7

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Road · Barnehurst · DA7 ·
November
19
2019

A street within the DA7 postcode




NEARBY STREETS
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
Eastleigh Road, DA7 Eastleigh Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Grove Road, DA7 Grove Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
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
Inglewood Road, DA7 Inglewood Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Kings Close, DA1 Kings Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
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
Manor Close, DA1 Manor Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Manor Road, DA1 Manor Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Manor Way, DA7 Manor Way is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Martens Avenue, DA7 Martens Avenue was built on the site of Springfield House in the immediate post-war era.
Mayplace Road East, DA1 Mayplace Road East runs west-east through the DA1 and DA7 postcodes.
Mayplace Road East, DA7 Mayplace Road East was an old lane leading east from Barnehurst.
Midfield Avenue, DA7 Midfield Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Midfield Parade, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Oakwood Drive, DA7 Oakwood Drive was formed as part of the ’Mayplace Farm’ estate built by W H Wedlock Ltd.
Park Grove, DA7 Park Grove is part of the Martens Grove Estate, build in the 1930s.
Randolph Close, DA7 Randolph Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Stephen Road, DA7 Stephen Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
The Marlowes, DA1 The Marlowes is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Westfield Road, DA7 Westfield Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Woodside Close, DA7 Woodside Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Woodside Road, DA7 Woodside Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area


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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Courtleet Bottom, Erith Road, Barnehurst (1934)
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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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Mayplace Road East (1934)
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