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Rail station, existing between 1866 and now

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Rail station · Bexley · DA5 · Contributed by The Underground Map
November
7
2012
The distinctive spire of Bexley church
Credit: P Ingerson

Bexley - home of St. Mary's Church whose octagonal cone spire balances precariously on top of a truncated pyramid.

Bexley is a place in south east London in the London Borough of Bexley. It was once an ancient parish of Kent. It is located on the banks of the River Cray south of the Roman Road Watling Street. There are two parts to the town - Old Bexley, still with the appearance of a village, and more recent suburban areas that blend into Bexleyheath where the main administrative offices of the London Borough of Bexley and council chamber are located.

Bexley railway station was opened in September 1866. Farm produce formed much of the goods traffic in the station's early years, much of it grown in local fields. Its goods sidings closed in 1963 and the signal box closed in 1970. The clapboard buildings of the original station are well preserved.

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Man charged over knifepoint robbery at Co-op in Darenth

A 24 year-old man from Abbey Wood has been charged over a knifepoint robbery at a supermarket in Darenth.


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A Bexley school is the first to win a new award for its approach to mental health
A primary school in Bexley has been rewarded for its dedication to mental health awareness as the first winner of the Wellbeing Award for Schools.

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Warning issued after Queen Mary’s Hospital patient has van broken into during treatment
Drivers in Sidcup are being warned to keep valuable items out of sight in their cars after a patient at Queen Mary’s Hospital had his van broken into while he was having treatment.

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One in four children are living in poverty in Bexley

Nearly one in four children are living in poverty in Bexley, research has shown.


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13-year-old girl from Joyden’s Wood shaves head for Great Ormond Street Hospital
13-year-old girl from Joyden’s Wood shaves head for Great Ormond Street Hospital

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Man air-lifted to hospital after jumping from roof of Bexleyheath Asda

A man has jumped from the roof of Asda in Bexleyheath


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Police chase through Thamesmead ends with car crashing
Two men have been arrested after a police chase involving cars and a helicopter in Thamesmead this afternoon.

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’Thunder fever’ will be disastrous for hayfever sufferers this weekend as pollen count rises
’Thunder fever’ will be disastrous for hayfever sufferers this weekend as pollen count rises

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More bank holiday parks chaos as photos show rubbish strewn over Danson Park

As the Mayday Bank Holiday weekend brought glorious weather to the UK, people up and down the country flocked to nearby green spaces to bask in the sunshine.


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Only 12 affected houses out of thousands in Sidcup have had gas restored after ’flood’
Residents in nearly 2,000 Sidcup homes are still without gas this afternoon (May 8) after a burst water pipe flooded a major gas main.

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These are the Bexley restaurants, takeaways and clubs with the worst food hygiene ratings

These are the restaurants in Bexley that have been told they need major improvement by hygiene inspectors.


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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Beths Grammar School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Bexley Allotments - Valentine Ave:   
Bexley Cricket Club Ground:   
Bexleyheath Clock Tower:   The Bexleyheath Coronation Memorial Clock Tower, commemorating the coronation of King George V, was formally opened on Bexleyheath Gala Day, 17 July 1912.
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Gravel Hill Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Hall Place Gardens:   
Hurst Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Old Bexley Church of England School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Columba’s Catholic Boys’ School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Townley Grammar School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Upton Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
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South Essex and North Kent (1805)
Ordnance Survey First Series. The first completed map was of the county of Kent in 1801. The first use of the term Ordnance Survey in manuscript was in 1801, but it did not appear on an engraved map until 1810. William Mudge was the effective head from the start and actual head of the Survey from 1804 to 1820.
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