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Orpington is a town and electoral ward in the London Borough of Bromley in Greater London and lies at the south-eastern edge of London’s urban area.


Stone Age tools have been found in several areas of Orpington, including Goddington Park, Priory Gardens, the Ramsden estate, and Poverest. Early Bronze Age pottery fragments have been found in the Park Avenue area. During the building of Ramsden Boys School in 1956, the remains of an Iron Age farmstead were excavated. The area was occupied in Roman times, as shown by Crofton Roman Villa and the Roman bath-house at Fordcroft.

During the Anglo-Saxon period, Fordcroft Anglo-Saxon cemetery was used in the area.

The first record of the name Orpington occurs in 1038, when King Cnut’s treasurer Eadsy gave land at "Orpedingetune" to the Monastery of Christ Church at Canterbury. The parish church also pre-dates the Domesday Book. On 22 July 1573, Queen Elizabeth I was entertained at Bark Hart (Orpington Priory) and her horses stabled at the Anchor and Hope Inn (Orpington High Street). On the southern edge of Orpington, Green St Green is recorded as ’Grenstretre’, which means a road covered with grass. It is known in the 1800s as Greenstead Green.

Until the railway came, the local commercial centre was nearby St Mary Cray, rather than Orpington. St Mary Cray had a regular market, and industry (paper mills and bell foundry), whereas Orpington was just a small country village surrounded by soft fruit farms, hop fields and orchards.

These crops attracted Romani people, working as itinerant pickers, to annual camps in local meadows and worked-out chalk pits. This work has largely ended, but the Borough still provides a permanent site at Star Lane, and the gatherings are commemorated in local street names, such as Romany Rise.

Orpington station was opened on 2 March 1868 by the South Eastern Railway (SER), when the SER opened its cut-off line between Chislehurst and Sevenoaks. The line was widened and the station rebuilt in 1904, expanding to six platforms. Third rail electrification reached Orpington in 1925, and extended to Sevenoaks in 1935.


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THE STREETS OF ORPINGTON
Abbey Close, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Abbots Close, BR5 Abbots Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Abingdon Way, BR6 Abingdon Way is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Acacia Close, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Adcock Walk, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Addison Close, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Ambrose Close, BR6 Ambrose Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Ampleforth Close, BR6 Ampleforth Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Appleby Close, BR5 Appleby Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Arne Grove, BR6 Arne Grove is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Arundel Drive, BR6 Arundel Drive is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Ash Close, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Ashbourne Rise, BR6 Ashbourne Rise is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Ashley Gardens, BR6 Ashley Gardens is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Augustus Lane, BR6 Augustus Lane is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Avalon Close, BR6 Avalon Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Avalon Road, BR6 Avalon Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Avebury Road, BR6 Avebury Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Aylesham Road, BR6 Aylesham Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Aynscombe Angle, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Badgers Copse, BR6 Badgers Copse is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Bancroft Gardens, BR6 Bancroft Gardens is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Bark Hart Road, BR6 Bark Hart Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Beaumont Road, BR5 Beaumont Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Becketts Close, BR6 Becketts Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Beckford Drive, BR5 Beckford Drive is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Bedford Road, BR6 Bedford Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Beechcroft Close, BR6 Beechcroft Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Beechcroft Road, BR6 Beechcroft Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Benedict Close, BR6 Benedict Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Berger Close, BR5 Berger Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Berkeley Close, BR5 Berkeley Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Berrylands, BR6 Berrylands is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Berwick House, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Berwick Way, BR6 Berwick Way is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Bicknor Road, BR6 Bicknor Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Birchwood Road, BR5 Birchwood Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Birchwood Road, BR7 Birchwood Road is a road in the BR7 postcode area
Bishop Butt Close, BR6 Bishop Butt Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Blenheim Road, BR6 Blenheim Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Blossom Drive, BR6 Blossom Drive is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Borkwood Park, BR6 Borkwood Park is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Borkwood Way, BR6 Borkwood Way is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Branston Crescent, BR5 Branston Crescent is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Brasted Close, BR6 Brasted Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Broadcroft Road, BR5 Broadcroft Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Brockwell Close, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Brookside, BR6 Brookside is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Broomhill Road, BR6 Broomhill Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Broxbourne Road, BR6 Broxbourne Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Bruce Grove, BR6 Bruce Grove is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Buckingham Close, BR5 Buckingham Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Buckland Road, BR6 Buckland Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Burlington Close, BR6 Burlington Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Bushey Avenue, BR5 Bushey Avenue is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Cambray Road, BR6 Cambray Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Cardinham Road, BR6 Cardinham Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Carlton Parade, BR6 A street within the postcode
Carolyn Drive, BR6 Carolyn Drive is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Charing Close, BR6 Charing Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Charterhouse Road, BR6 Charterhouse Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Chatsworth Parade, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Cheltenham Road, BR6 Cheltenham Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Chesham Avenue, BR5 Chesham Avenue is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Chevening Court, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Chislehurst Road Petts Wood, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Chislehurst Road, BR5 Chislehurst Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Chislehurst Road, BR6 Chislehurst Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Chislehurst Road, BR7 Chislehurst Road is a road in the BR7 postcode area
Church Hill, BR6 Church Hill is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Church Road, BR6 Church Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Clareville Road, BR5 Clareville Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Clareville Road, BR6 Clareville Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Clay Wood Close, BR6 Clay Wood Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Claywood Close, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Cloonmore Avenue, BR6 Cloonmore Avenue is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Clovelly Way, BR6 Clovelly Way is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Coleridge Way, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Conifer Close, BR6 Conifer Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Corn Mill Drive, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Cotswold Rise, BR6 Cotswold Rise is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Court Road, BR6 Court Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Court Road, TN14 Court Road is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Cowden Road, BR6 Cowden Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Cranleigh Close, BR6 Cranleigh Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Craven Road, BR6 Craven Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Crescent Drive, BR5 Crescent Drive is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Crescent Way, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Crest View Drive, BR5 Crest View Drive is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Crofton Lane, BR5 Crofton Lane is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Crofton Lane, BR6 Crofton Lane is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Crofton Road, BR5 Crofton Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Crofton Road, BR6 Crofton Road is at the heart of an area called Locksbottom.
Cromford Close, BR6 Cromford Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Cross Road, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Crossway, BR5 Crossway is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Curzon Close, BR6 Curzon Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Cyril Road, BR6 Cyril Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Dale Wood Road, BR6 Dale Wood Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Dalton Close, BR6 Dalton Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Deacons Leas, BR6 Deacons Leas is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Deakins Terrace, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Denver Close, BR6 Denver Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Derwent Drive, BR5 Derwent Drive is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Devonshire Road, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Diameter Road, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Downs Way, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Dryden Way, BR6 Dryden Way is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Dryland Avenue, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Dunstan Glade, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Durley Gardens, BR6 Durley Gardens is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Dymchurch Close, BR6 Dymchurch Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Eastbury Road, BR5 Eastbury Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Eastcote, BR6 Eastcote is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Elm Grove, BR6 Elm Grove is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Elmcroft Road, BR6 Elmcroft Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Elysian Avenue, BR5 Elysian Avenue is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Ember Close, BR5 Ember Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Eton Road, BR6 Eton Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Eynsford Close, BR5 Eynsford Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Fairfield Road, BR5 Fairfield Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Fairoak Close, BR5 Fairoak Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Fairview Drive, BR6 Fairview Drive is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Fairway, BR5 Fairway is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Felstead Road, BR6 Felstead Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Felton Close, BR5 Felton Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Fieldway, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Footbury Hill Road, BR6 Footbury Hill Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Fordwich Close, BR6 Fordwich Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Frankswood Avenue, BR5 Frankswood Avenue is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Garden Estates Association, BR5 Garden Estates Association is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Gleeson Drive, BR6 Gleeson Drive is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Glendower Crescent, BR6 Glendower Crescent is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Goddington Chase, BR6 Goddington Chase is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Goddington Lane, BR6 Goddington Lane is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Goodmead Road, BR6 Goodmead Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Grampian Close, BR6 Grampian Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Gravel Pit Way, BR6 Gravel Pit Way is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Great Thrift, BR5 Great Thrift is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Greencourt Road, BR5 Greencourt Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Greenfield Gardens, BR5 Greenfield Gardens is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Greenwood Close, BR5 Greenwood Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Grosvenor Road, BR5 Grosvenor Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Gumping Road, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Gumping Road, BR6 Gumping Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Haileybury Road, BR6 Haileybury Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Harley Gardens, BR6 Harley Gardens is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Harrow Gardens, BR6 Harrow Gardens is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Hawthorn Close, BR5 Hawthorn Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Haywood Rise, BR6 Haywood Rise is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Hazelmere Road, BR5 Hazelmere Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Hazelmere Road, BR7 Hazelmere Road is a road in the BR7 postcode area
Healy Drive, BR6 Healy Drive is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Heath Side, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Heathside, BR5 Heathside is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Helegan Close, BR6 Helegan Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Hill End, BR6 Hill End is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Hill View Road, BR6 This is a street in the BR6 postcode area
Hillcrest Road, BR6 Hillcrest Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Hillview Crescent, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Hillview Road, BR6 Hillview Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Hollingworth Road, BR2 Hollingworth Road is a road in the BR2 postcode area
Hollingworth Road, BR5 Hollingworth Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Holywell Close, BR6 Holywell Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Homefield Rise, BR6 Homefield Rise is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Homesdale Road, BR5 Homesdale Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Honeybourne Way, BR5 Honeybourne Way is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Horsecroft Close, BR6 Horsecroft Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Horsmonden Close, BR6 Horsmonden Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Irene Road, BR6 Irene Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Irvine Way, BR6 Irvine Way is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Jersey Drive, BR5 Jersey Drive is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Juglans Road, BR6 Juglans Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Kenilworth Road, BR5 Kenilworth Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Kennedy Close, BR5 Kennedy Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Keswick Road, BR6 Keswick Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Kevington Drive, BR5 Kevington Drive is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Kings Road, BR6 Kings Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Kingsway, BR5 Kingsway is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Knights Ridge, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Knoll Rise, BR6 Knoll Rise is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Kydbrook Close, BR5 Kydbrook Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Ladywood Avenue, BR5 Ladywood Avenue is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Lakeswood Road, BR5 Lakeswood Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Lamorna Close, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Lancing Road, BR6 Lancing Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Langley Gardens, BR5 Langley Gardens is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Lapworth Close, BR6 Lapworth Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Larkspur Close, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Leamington Avenue, BR6 Leamington Avenue is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Leeds Close, BR6 Leeds Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Little Thrift, BR5 Little Thrift is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Little Thrift, BR7 Little Thrift is a road in the BR7 postcode area
Lodge Close, BR6 Lodge Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Lodge Crescent, BR6 Lodge Crescent is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Lucerne Road, BR6 Lucerne Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Lych Gate Road, BR6 Lych Gate Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Lynwood Grove, BR6 Lynwood Grove is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Lyoth Road, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Magdalen Grove, BR6 Magdalen Grove is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Maltby Close, BR5 Maltby Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Maltby Close, BR6 Maltby Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Malvern Road, BR6 Malvern Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Manor Way, BR5 Manor Way is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Maple Close, BR5 Maple Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Marcellina Way, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Markstone Terrace, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Marlborough Close, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Marsden Way, BR6 Marsden Way is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Maxwell Gardens, BR6 Maxwell Gardens is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Maybury Close, BR5 Maybury Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Mayfield Avenue, BR6 Mayfield Avenue is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Melbourne Close, BR6 Melbourne Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Melrose Crescent, BR6 Melrose Crescent is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Merton Gardens, BR1 Merton Gardens is a road in the BR1 postcode area
Merton Gardens, BR5 Merton Gardens is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Mimosa Close, BR6 Mimosa Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Mitchell Road, BR6 Mitchell Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Monks Way, BR5 Monks Way is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Moorfield Road, BR6 Moorfield Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Morris Close, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Mosyer Drive, BR6 Mosyer Drive is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Mountview Road, BR5 Mountview Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Mountview Road, BR6 Mountview Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
New Road, BR6 New Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Newlyn Close, BR6 Newlyn Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Newstead Avenue, BR6 Newstead Avenue is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Nightingale Road, BR5 Nightingale Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
North Drive, BR6 North Drive is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Northholme Rise, BR6 Northholme Rise is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Northlands Avenue, BR6 Northlands Avenue is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Northolme Rise, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Novar Close, BR6 Novar Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Nursery Close, BR6 Nursery Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Oakhill Road, BR6 Oakhill Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Oaklands Close, BR5 Oaklands Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Oakleigh Gardens, BR6 Oakleigh Gardens is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Oatfield Road, BR6 Oatfield Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Old Church Close, BR6 Old Church Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Old Priory Avenue, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Orchard Grove, BR6 Orchard Grove is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Oswin Close, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Padstow Close, BR6 Padstow Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Pallant Way, BR6 Pallant Way is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Paxton Apartments 4, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Pendennis Road, BR6 Pendennis Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Penhale Close, BR6 Penhale Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Pepys Rise, BR6 Pepys Rise is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Perry Hall Close, BR6 Perry Hall Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Perry Hall Road, BR5 Perry Hall Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Perry Hall Road, BR6 Perry Hall Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Petts Wood Road, BR5 Petts Wood Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Pickering Lane, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Pinewood Drive, BR6 Pinewood Drive is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Place Farm Avenue, BR5 Place Farm Avenue is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Polperro Close, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Pondwood Rise, BR6 Pondwood Rise is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Porthallow Close, BR6 Porthallow Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Poverest Road, BR5 Poverest Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Prescott Avenue, BR5 Prescott Avenue is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Princes Avenue, BR5 Princes Avenue is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Priory Avenue, BR5 Priory Avenue is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Queensway, BR5 Queensway is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Ramsden Road, BR6 Ramsden Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Rear of 69, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Red Cedars Road, BR6 Red Cedars Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Reed Avenue, BR6 Reed Avenue is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Repton Road, BR6 Repton Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Ridgeway Crescent Gardens, BR6 Ridgeway Crescent Gardens is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Ridgeway Crescent, BR6 Ridgeway Crescent is a road in the BR6 postcode area
River Park View, BR6 River Park View is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Robert Mews, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Roedean Close, BR6 Roedean Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Roesel Gardens, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Roesel Place, BR5 Roesel Place is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Rolleston Avenue, BR5 Rolleston Avenue is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Rolleston Avenue, BR6 Rolleston Avenue is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Rolleston Close, BR5 Rolleston Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Romany Rise, BR5 Romany Rise is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Roseberry Gardens, BR6 Roseberry Gardens is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Ruskin Drive, BR6 Ruskin Drive is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Russett Close, BR6 Russett Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Ryarsh Crescent, BR6 Ryarsh Crescent is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Ryecroft Road, BR5 Ryecroft Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Saint John’s Road, BR5 This is a street in the BR5 postcode area
Sandhurst Road, BR6 Sandhurst Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Sandy Bury, BR6 Sandy Bury is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Sandy Lane, BR6 Sandy Lane is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Scads Hill Close, BR6 Scads Hill Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Scotsdale Close, BR5 Scotsdale Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Sefton Close, BR5 Sefton Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Sefton Road, BR5 Sefton Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Sequoia Gardens, BR6 Sequoia Gardens is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Sevenoaks Road, BR6 Sevenoaks Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Shelley Close, BR6 Shelley Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Shepherds Close, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Shepperton Road, BR5 Shepperton Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Sherborne Road, BR5 Sherborne Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Sherbourne Road, BR5 Sherbourne Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Sherlies Avenue, BR6 Sherlies Avenue is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Single Street, BR6 Single Street is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Somerset Road, BR6 Somerset Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
South Drive, BR6 South Drive is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Southcroft Road, BR6 Southcroft Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Southfleet Road, BR6 Southfleet Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Southlands Avenue, BR6 Southlands Avenue is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Sparrow Drive, BR5 Sparrow Drive is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Spencer Close, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Spur Road, BR6 Spur Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
St Aubyns Close, BR6 St Aubyns Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
St Aubyns Gardens, BR6 St Aubyns Gardens is a road in the BR6 postcode area
St Francis Close, BR5 St Francis Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
St George’s Road, BR5 St George’s Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
St Johns Road, BR5 St Johns Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
St Johns Road, BR6 St Johns Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
St Kilda Road, BR6 St Kilda Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
St Leonards Rise, BR6 St Leonards Rise is a road in the BR6 postcode area
St Margaret’s Close, BR6 St Margaret’s Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
St Thomas Drive, BR5 St Thomas Drive is a road in the BR5 postcode area
St Thomas Drive, BR6 St Thomas Drive is a road in the BR6 postcode area
St. Andrew’s Drive, BR6 St. Andrew’s Drive is a road in the BR6 postcode area
St. Aubyns Close, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
St. Aubyns Gardens, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
St. Francis Close, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
St. Georges Road, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
St. Johns Road, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
St. Josephs Close, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
St. Kilda Road, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
St. Leonards Rise, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
St. Margarets Close, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Stanley Road, BR6 Stanley Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Stapleton Road, BR6 Stapleton Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Station Approach, BR6 Station Approach is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Station Road, BR6 Station Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Stephen Close, BR6 Stephen Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Stirling Drive, BR6 Stirling Drive is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Stowe Road, BR6 Stowe Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Stowting Road, BR6 Stowting Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Strickland Way, BR6 Strickland Way is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Summerhill Close, BR6 Summerhill Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Sutherland Avenue, BR5 Sutherland Avenue is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Taylor Close, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Tent Peg Lane, BR5 Tent Peg Lane is a road in the BR5 postcode area
The Approach, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
The Avenue, BR6 The Avenue is a road in the BR6 postcode area
The Chenies, BR5 The Chenies is a road in the BR5 postcode area
The Chenies, BR6 The Chenies is a road in the BR6 postcode area
The Close, BR5 The Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
The Covert, BR5 The Covert is a road in the BR5 postcode area
The Covert, BR6 The Covert is a road in the BR6 postcode area
The Drive, BR5 The Drive is a road in the BR5 postcode area
The Drive, BR6 The Drive is a road in the BR6 postcode area
The Highway, BR6 The Highway is a road in the BR6 postcode area
The Maltings, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
The Walnuts, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Thorpe Close, BR6 Thorpe Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Tile Farm Road, BR6 Tile Farm Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Tower Close, BR6 Tower Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Tower Road, BR6 Tower Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Towncourt Crescent, BR5 Towncourt Crescent is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Towncourt Lane, BR5 Towncourt Lane is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Towncourt Road, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Transmere Close, BR5 Transmere Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Transmere Road, BR5 Transmere Road is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Tregony Road, BR6 Tregony Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Trenear Close, BR6 Trenear Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Tubbenden Close, BR6 Tubbenden Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Tubbenden Drive, BR6 Tubbenden Drive is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Tudor Way, BR5 Tudor Way is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Tunstall Close, BR6 Tunstall Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Uplands Road, BR6 Uplands Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Vancouver Close, BR6 Vancouver Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Victoria Works6, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Vinson Close, BR5 Vinson Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Vinson Close, BR6 Vinson Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Viridian Mews, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Walnuts Road, BR6 Walnuts Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Walnuts Shopping Centre, BR6 Walnuts Shopping Centre is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Warwick Close, BR6 Warwick Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Wayne Close, BR6 Wayne Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Wendover Way, BR6 Wendover Way is a road in the BR6 postcode area
West Way, BR5 West Way is a road in the BR5 postcode area
West. Way, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Westholme, BR6 Westholme is a road in the BR6 postcode area
White Hart Road, BR6 White Hart Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Willersley Avenue, BR6 Willersley Avenue is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Willett Close, BR5 Willett Close is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Willett Way, BR5 Willett Way is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Willett Way, BR6 Willett Way is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Wilmington Avenue, BR6 Wilmington Avenue is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Wiltshire Road, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Winchester Road, BR6 Winchester Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Winterborne Avenue, BR6 Winterborne Avenue is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Wood Ride, BR5 Wood Ride is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Woodhead Drive, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Woodhurst Avenue Petts Wood, BR5 A street within the BR5 postcode
Woodhurst Avenue, BR5 Woodhurst Avenue is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Woodland Way, BR5 Woodland Way is a road in the BR5 postcode area
Woodley Road, BR6 Woodley Road is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Woodview Close, BR6 A street within the BR6 postcode
Worth Close, BR6 Worth Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area
Wyvern Close, BR6 Wyvern Close is a road in the BR6 postcode area



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VIEW THE ORPINGTON AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE ORPINGTON AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE ORPINGTON AREA IN THE 1900s
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Orpington

Orpington is a town and electoral ward in the London Borough of Bromley in Greater London and lies at the south-eastern edge of London’s urban area.

Stone Age tools have been found in several areas of Orpington, including Goddington Park, Priory Gardens, the Ramsden estate, and Poverest. Early Bronze Age pottery fragments have been found in the Park Avenue area. During the building of Ramsden Boys School in 1956, the remains of an Iron Age farmstead were excavated. The area was occupied in Roman times, as shown by Crofton Roman Villa and the Roman bath-house at Fordcroft.

During the Anglo-Saxon period, Fordcroft Anglo-Saxon cemetery was used in the area.

The first record of the name Orpington occurs in 1038, when King Cnut’s treasurer Eadsy gave land at "Orpedingetune" to the Monastery of Christ Church at Canterbury. The parish church also pre-dates the Domesday Book. On 22 July 1573, Queen Elizabeth I was entertained at Bark Hart (Orpington Priory) and her horses stabled at the Anchor and Hope Inn (Orpington High Street). On the southern edge of Orpington, Green St Green is recorded as ’Grenstretre’, which means a road covered with grass. It is known in the 1800s as Greenstead Green.

Until the railway came, the local commercial centre was nearby St Mary Cray, rather than Orpington. St Mary Cray had a regular market, and industry (paper mills and bell foundry), whereas Orpington was just a small country village surrounded by soft fruit farms, hop fields and orchards.

These crops attracted Romani people, working as itinerant pickers, to annual camps in local meadows and worked-out chalk pits. This work has largely ended, but the Borough still provides a permanent site at Star Lane, and the gatherings are commemorated in local street names, such as Romany Rise.

Orpington station was opened on 2 March 1868 by the South Eastern Railway (SER), when the SER opened its cut-off line between Chislehurst and Sevenoaks. The line was widened and the station rebuilt in 1904, expanding to six platforms. Third rail electrification reached Orpington in 1925, and extended to Sevenoaks in 1935.
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