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2019

Between Plumstead to the west and Erith to the east, Abbey Wood takes its name from the nearby Lesnes Abbey and Bostall Woods.

The Harrow Inn public house is mentioned in a description of the hamlet of Abbey Wood in the late 1860s when it was one of the very few buildings. It is at the junction of Abbey Wood Road with Wilton Road. The A2041 Harrow Manorway flyover across the railway can be seen in the distance on the left. Various on-line pub guides describe the clientele of the pub as local. Demolished in 2009 and now a derelict site. Photographer: Nigel Cox.
The original 19th century Abbey Wood (known locally as The Village) is the area immediately south of Abbey Wood railway station, built where Knee Hill became Harrow Manorway and crossed the railway (North Kent Line). This is now the centre where three phases of house building (almost) meet.

The Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society (RACS) bought two farms on the hillside to the south and between 1900 and 1930 built the Bostall Estate. Once known as Tin Check Island after the Society’s dividend system, this has streets named for Co-operative themes (Alexander McLeod, Rochdale, Robert Owen, Congress), a school & shops but no pubs.

Between 1956 & 1959 the London County Council built the Abbey Estate on former Royal Arsenal marshland to the north (between the railway and the Southern Outfall sewer bank heading for Crossness). Predominently conventional brick houses with gardens, equipped with shopping centres, schools and open spaces, the estate was used to rehouse people from London’s East End. The main through-road is Eynsham Drive.

In the early 1970s the Greater London Council began building the first phase of Thamesmead on more ex-Royal-Arsenal land, north-east of Abbey Wood station. The original railway level crossing was replaced by a flyover.

In 1951 Abbey Wood was the destination of the last of the pre-war trams to run in London.

Abbey Wood railway station serves the suburb. It was opened by the South Eastern Railway on 30 July 1849.

During the 1860s William Morris famously used a decorated wagon to commute between this station and his new home at Red House, Bexleyheath, occasionally with his eccentric and artistic house guests.

The station has been rebuilt twice to cater for the changing nature of the area. The station was to be served by the proposed Greenwich Waterfront Transit, however the project was cancelled due to lack of funds.

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The Harrow Inn public house is mentioned in a description of the hamlet of Abbey Wood in the late 1860s when it was one of the very few buildings. It is at the junction of Abbey Wood Road with Wilton Road. The A2041 Harrow Manorway flyover across the railway can be seen in the distance on the left. Various on-line pub guides describe the clientele of the pub as local. Demolished in 2009 and now a derelict site. Photographer: Nigel Cox.
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THE STREETS OF ABBEY WOOD
Abbey Grove, SE2 Abbey Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Abbey Terrace, SE2 Abbey Terrace is a road in the SE2 postcode area
Abbey Wood Road, SE2 Abbey Wood Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Abbotts Close, SE28 Abbotts Close is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Amberley Road, SE2 Amberley Road is one of the streets of London in the SE2 postal area.
Ampleforth Road, SE2 Ampleforth Road is one of of the streets on the Abbey Wood Estate named after monastic houses.
Andwell Close, SE2 Andwell Close is a road in the SE2 postcode area
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Howarth Road, SE2 Howarth Road was built as part of the Bostall Estate, constructed 1900-1914 by the Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society.
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Wallace Close, SE28 Wallace Close is a road in the SE28 postcode area
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Whernside Close, SE28