Barnes Cray House

Large house in/near Barnes Cray, existed between the 1700s and 1936

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Large house · Barnes Cray · DA1 ·
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2021
The name Barnes Cray House dates from 1750 when Miles Barne inherited the May Place estate.

It is thought that there was a building on the site of Barnes Cray House from the late 17th century.

In 1843, a bankrupt calico printer - Augustus Applegath - took up residence after having to sold Shenstone, his Crayford home. It was later occupied by a carpet manufacturer and then a farmer.

At the turn of the twentieth century the property was modernised creating a riverside garden.

In 1913 the house was bought by the Vickers company who installed their Crayford Works Superintendent at the house.

Once the factory was closed, the became the possession of Crayford Urban District Council. Between 1923 and 1936 it was a maternity hospital. Barnes Cray House was then demolished and the site used for new housing.


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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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Barnes Cray Barnes Cray is located on the Greater London border with Kent, bordering Dartford.

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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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