Erith High Street, DA8

An area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before with most of the buildings dating from the 2000s

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Road · Erith · DA8 ·
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2016
Erith High Street is the main road of Erith.





CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 08:59 GMT   

Spigurnell Road, N17
I was born and lived in Spigurnell Road no 32 from 1951.My father George lived in Spigurnell Road from 1930’s.When he died in’76 we moved to number 3 until I got married in 1982 and moved to Edmonton.Spigurnell Road was a great place to live.Number 32 was 2 up 2 down toilet out the back council house in those days

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Lewis   
Added: 27 Jul 2021 20:48 GMT   

Ploy
Allotment

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Added: 27 Jul 2021 14:31 GMT   

correction
Chaucer did not write Pilgrims Progress. His stories were called the Canterbury Tales

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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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NEARBY STREETS
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Aperfield Road, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Appold Street, DA8 Appold Street was named after a pump.
Aveley Close, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Britannia Close, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Chichester Wharf, DA8 Chichester Wharf is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Christchurch Avenue, DA8 Christchurch Avenue was built in around 1960.
Clydon Close, DA8 Clydon Close is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Colebrook Street, DA8 Colebrook Street is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Colombus Square, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Columbus Square, DA8 Columbus Square is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Compton Place, DA8 Compton Place is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Cook Square, DA8 Cook Square is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Cornelia Place, DA8 Cornelia Place is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Cornwallis Close, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Crescent Road, DA8 Crescent Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Cricketers Close, DA8 Cricketers Close is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Cross Street, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Elrick Close, DA8 Elrick Close is a road in Erith.
Glebe Way, DA8 Glebe Way is a road in the DA8 postcode area
James Watt Way, DA8 James Watt Way is a road in the DA8 postcode area
James Watts Way, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Lydia Road, DA8 Lydia Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Mariners Walk, DA8 Mariners Walk is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Maximfeldt Road, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Medley Lane, DA8 Medley Lane is a location in London.
Pier Road, DA8 Pier Road is a road in central Erith.
Pleasant View, DA8 Pleasant View is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Queen Street, DA8 This is a street in the DA8 postcode area
Queens Road, DA8 Queens Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Raleigh Close, DA8 Raleigh Close is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Reddy Road, DA8 Reddy Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Saltford Close, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Sandy Road, DA8 Sandy Road is a location in London.
Sayers Way, DA8 Sayers Way lies within the DA8 postcode.
Shermansbury Close, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Sherwood House, DA8 Sherwood House is a block in Erith.
Springhead Road, DA8 Springhead Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Stone Court, DA8 Stone Court is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Stonewood Road, DA8 Stonewood Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Town Square, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Tranquil Rise, DA8 A street within the DA8 postcode
Victoria Road, DA8 Victoria Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Walnut Tree Road, DA8 Walnut Tree Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Waters Edge Court, DA8 Waters Edge Court is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Wharf House, DA8 Wharf House is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Wharfside Close, DA8 Wharfside Close is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Wheatley Terrace Road, DA8 Wheatley Terrace Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area
Winifred Road, DA18 Winifred Road is a road in the DA8 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Cafe Vita @ Erith Leisure Centre This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Erith Veterans Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Running Horses This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The White Hart The White Hart is a former pub of Erith, more recently a restaurant.


Erith

Erith is an area in south-east London, within the historic county of Kent.

In 1797 Edward Hasted described Erith as "one small street of houses, which leads to the water side". At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Erith’s population was 1533.

By 1849 Erith was enjoying a short spell as a riverside resort after the opening of the station that year. Its pier and nearby hotel gave hospitality for day-trippers arriving on Thames pleasure boats or by rail.

Erith Iron Works was established in 1864 on a riverside site at Anchor Bay, east of the town centre. Engineering became an important industry in Erith, with armaments and cables as the main products. Vickers was a major employer, with links to the Royal Arsenal at nearby Woolwich.

Erith has formed part of the London Borough of Bexley since 1965.



LOCAL PHOTOS

In the neighbourhood...

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Pier Road showing the premises of Lloyds hardware shop. There is a beautiful array of gas lamps over the premises of the South Suburban Gas Company
Credit: Erith and Belvedere Local History Society
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Studio portrait photograph of John George Appold. Henry Maull and George Henry Polyblank founded the photographic studio Maull & Polyblank in London in 1854.
Credit: Henry Maull, George Polyblank
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Erith High St, around 1902. Tram lines were in situ by 1905. The main shop is that of George Mence Smith and on display a fine array of ’tin baths’
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’A View of Erith, Looking Up the Thames" , hand-coloured etching by John Boydell (1750)
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The old White Hart (shortly to be demolished) and Erith High Street (c.1900). The buildings on the left have disappeared but the Cross Keys is still there.
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