Mayplace Road East, DA7

Road in/near Barnehurst, existing until now

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Road · Barnehurst · DA7 ·
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2021
Mayplace Road East runs west-east through the DA1 and DA7 postcodes.

The road dates from before the suburbanisation of the area, as Mayplace Lane and then Mayplace Road. Mayplace Farm lay along its side as the lodge to Martens Grove was also on the road. The Bexley heath windmill stood where Erith Road and Mayplace Road now meet.

The Wates building company largely laid out the Barnehurst Park Estate in 1933 on land to the south of the road. It was one of the most affordable new estates in the London area at the time.

Crayford Urban District Council acquired May Place itself in 1938 - now part of the clubhouse for Barnehurst golf course.




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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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Comment
   
Added: 14 Jan 2022 03:06 GMT   

Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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Chris Nash   
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT   

Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.

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Roy Batham   
Added: 7 Jan 2022 07:17 GMT   

Smithy in Longacre
John Burris 1802-1848 Listed 1841 census as Burroughs was a blacksmith, address just given as Longacre.

Source: Batham/Wiseman - Family Tree

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Roy Batham   
Added: 7 Jan 2022 05:50 GMT   

Batham Family (1851 - 1921)
I start with William Batham 1786-1852 born in St.Martins Middlesex. From various sources I have found snippets of information concerning his early life. A soldier in 1814 he married Mary Champelovier of Huguenot descent By 1819 they were in Kensington where they raised 10 children. Apart from soldier his other occupations include whitesmith, bell hanger and pig breeder. I find my first record in the 1851 English sensus. No street address is given, just ’The Potteries’. He died 1853. Only one child at home then George Batham 1839-1923, my great grandfather. By 1861 he is living in Thomas St. Kensington with his mother. A bricklayer by trade 1871, married and still in Thomas St. 1881 finds him in 5,Martin St. Kensington. 1891 10,Manchester St. 1911, 44 Hunt St Hammersmith. Lastly 1921 Census 7, Mersey St. which has since been demolished.

Source: Batham/Wiseman - Family Tree

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Born here
sam   
Added: 31 Dec 2021 00:54 GMT   

Burdett Street, SE1
I was on 2nd July 1952, in Burdett chambers (which is also known as Burdett buildings)on Burdett street

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Lived here
John Neill   
Added: 25 Nov 2021 11:30 GMT   

Sandringham Road, E10 (1937 - 1966)
I lived at No. 61 with my parents during these years. I went to Canterbury Road school (now Barclay Primary) and sang as a boy soprano (treble) in the church choir at St Andrew’s church, on the corner of Forest Glade.
Opposite us lived the Burgess family. Their son Russell also sang in my choir as a tenor. He later became a well-known musician and the choirmaster at Wandsworth Boys’ School.
Just at the end of WW2 a German rocket (V2) landed in the grounds of Whipps Cross Hospital, damaging many of the houses in Sandringham Road, including ours.

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Tim Stevenson   
Added: 16 Nov 2021 18:03 GMT   

Pub still open
The Bohemia survived the 2020/21 lockdowns and is still a thriving local social resource.

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STEPHEN JACKSON   
Added: 14 Nov 2021 17:25 GMT   

Fellows Court, E2
my family moved into the tower block 13th floor (maisonette), in 1967 after our street Lenthall rd e8 was demolished, we were one of the first families in the new block. A number of families from our street were rehoused in this and the adjoining flats. Inside toilet and central heating, all very modern at the time, plus eventually a tarmac football pitch in the grounds,(the cage), with a goal painted by the kids on the brick wall of the railway.

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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
Mayplace Road East, DA7 Mayplace Road East was an old lane leading east from Barnehurst.
Oakwood Drive, DA7 Oakwood Drive was formed as part of the ’Mayplace Farm’ estate built by W H Wedlock Ltd.
Old Barn Way, DA7 Old Barn Way was built over the site of Mayplace Farm in 1938.
Old Road, DA1 Old Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
St Paulinus Primary School, DA1 St Paulinus Primary School is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Tanners Close, DA1 Tanners Close is a road in the DA1 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

NEARBY PUBS
Barnehurst Golf Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Crayford Arrows Sports Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Phoenix Sports Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
VCD Athletic Club 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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Mayplace Farm, Barnehurst (1930s) For centuries, the farm fed and funded Mayplace. As Mayplace declined, the farm farmhouse, yard, outbuildings and 16 acres of land was sold for 2770 to the building firm W.H. Wedlock, who demolished the farm in the late 1930s and built Old Barn Way in its place during 1938.
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