Old Barn Way, DA7

Road in/near Barnehurst, existing between 1938 and now

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Road · Barnehurst · DA7 ·
August
30
2021

Old Barn Way was built over the site of Mayplace Farm in 1938.

Mayplace Farm was owned by the Barne family. The farm with its 16 acres was sold for £2770 to the building firm of W.H. Wedlock. Wedlock’s had been based in Barrow-in-Furness, the home of Vickers shipyards. They moved to Crayford during the First World War because of growth of the Vickers factory.

Wedlock’s demolished the farm in the late 1930s and then used the site as their materials depot. This has caused a variety of styles and materials to be found on the houses of Old Barn Way.

Many roads in Barnehurst are named after Lake District towns because of the Cumbrian connection of Wedlock.




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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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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
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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) That gasometer was quite a notable feature!
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Mayplace Road East (1900)
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Mayplace Road East (1934)
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Midfield Parade, Barnehurt (1940s) With the growth of Barnehurst in the 1930s - commuter housing, new roads and new schools - this junction became south Barnehurst’s main shopping centre, built by Ellinghams who also developed much of Bexleyheath. The first shops were named ‘The Parade’ and provided a dozen retail units with living accommodation above.
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