Barnehurst

Rail station, existing between 1895 and now

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5
2017

The name of Barnehurst is derived from the name of the landowner family and the Saxon word for woodland: ’hurst’.

Barnehurst Methodist Church
Credit: Andy Beecroft
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.


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Barnehurst Methodist Church
Andy Beecroft

THE STREETS OF BARNEHURST
Appleton Close, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Barnehurst Road, DA7 Barnehurst Road was previously called Hills and Holes Road.
Beverley Road, DA7 Beverley Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Bourne mead, DA5 Bourne mead is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Bowness Road, DA7 Bowness Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Braemar Avenue, DA7 Braemar Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Braeside Crescent, DA7 Braeside Crescent is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Brantwood Road, DA7 Brantwood Road is a 1920s road in the Barnehurst area.
Brindley Close, DA7 Brindley Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Brummel Close, DA7 Brummel Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Bullman Close, DA7 Bullman Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Chieveley Parade, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Chieveley Road, DA7 Chieveley Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Dorothy Evans Close, DA7 Dorothy Evans Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Eastleigh Road, DA7 Eastleigh Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Epsom Close, DA7 Epsom Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Erith Road, DA6 Erith Road is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Erith Road, DA7 Erith Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Eversley Cross, DA7 Eversley Cross is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Foresters Crescent, DA7 Foresters Crescent is a road in the DA7 postcode area
FP 231, DA7 FP 231 is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Garrard Close, DA7 Garrard Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Gravel Hill Primary School, DA6 Gravel Hill Primary School is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Grazeley Close, DA5 Grazeley Close is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Grove Road, DA7 Grove Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Guinea Court, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Halcot Avenue, DA6 Halcot Avenue is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Hillingdon Road, DA7 Hillingdon Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Holly Gardens, DA7 Holly Gardens is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Holmsdale Grove, DA1 Holmsdale Grove is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Holmsdale Grove, DA7 Holmsdale Grove is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Hornbeam Lane, DA7 Hornbeam Lane provides access to the car park of Barnehurst station.
Inglewood Road, DA7 Inglewood Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Lea Vale, DA1 Lea Vale is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Lea Vale, DA7 Lea Vale is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Leysdown Avenue, DA7 Leysdown Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Lingwood, DA7 Lingwood is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Lyndhurst Close, DA7 Lyndhurst Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Lyndhurst Road, DA7 Lyndhurst Road was developed by W H Wedlock Ltd., builders.
Manor Way, DA7 Manor Way is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Marden Crescent, DA5 Marden Crescent is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Martens Avenue, DA7 Martens Avenue was built on the site of Springfield House in the immediate post-war era.
Martens Close, DA7 Martens Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mason Close, DA7 Mason Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mayplace Close, DA7 Mayplace Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mayplace primary School, DA7 Mayplace primary School is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mayplace Road Eastreet, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Mayplace Road West, DA7 Mayplace Road West is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mera Drive, DA7 Mera Drive is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Midfield Avenue, DA7 Midfield Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Midfield Parade, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Miller Close, DA7 Miller Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Mount Pleasant Walk, DA5 Mount Pleasant Walk is a road in the DA5 postcode area
Northall Road, DA7 Northall Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Oakwood Drive, DA7 Oakwood Drive was formed as part of the ’Mayplace Farm’ estate built by W H Wedlock Ltd.
Old Barn Way, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Old Manor Way, DA7 Old Manor Way is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Old Road, DA1 Old Road is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Parkside Avenue, DA1 Parkside Avenue is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Parkside Avenue, DA7 Parkside Avenue is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Parkside Cross, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Parkside Parade, DA1 A street within the DA1 postcode
Pelham Road, DA7 Pelham Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Pinnacle Hill North, DA7 Pinnacle Hill North is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Pinnacle Hill, DA7 Pinnacle Hill is a road in the DA7 postcode area
PO Box 288, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Randolph Close, DA7 Randolph Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Risedale Road, DA7 Risedale Road was one of a series of ’Lake District’ roads build in 1929.
Rudland Road, DA7 Rudland Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Sevenoaks Close, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Shenstone Close, DA1 Shenstone Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Silverdale Road, DA7 Silverdale Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Sovereign Court, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Spring Vale, DA7 Spring Vale is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Springfield Road, DA7 Springfield Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Stephen Road, DA7 Stephen Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Sterling Road, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Taunton Close, DA7 Taunton Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
The Chase, DA7 The Chase is a road in the DA7 postcode area
The Marlowes, DA1 The Marlowes is a road in the DA1 postcode area
The Vyne, DA7 A street within the DA7 postcode
Three Corners, DA7 Three Corners is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Tower Road, DA7 Tower Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Watling Street, DA1 Watling Street is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Watling Street, DA6 Watling Street is a road in the DA6 postcode area
Watling Street, DA7 Watling Street is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Westfield Road, DA7 Westfield Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Windermere Road, DA7 Windermere Road is named for the largest lake in England.
Woodside Close, DA1 Woodside Close is a road in the DA1 postcode area
Woodside Close, DA7 Woodside Close is a road in the DA7 postcode area
Woodside Road, AL2 Woodside Road is a road in the AL2 postcode area
Woodside Road, DA7 Woodside Road is a road in the DA7 postcode area



VIEW THE BARNEHURST AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE BARNEHURST AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE BARNEHURST AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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VIEW THE BARNEHURST AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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VIEW THE BARNEHURST AREA IN THE 1900s
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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.
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