Bromley & Sheppard’s Colleges, BR1

Location in/near Bromley, existing between 1670 and now

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Bromley and Sheppard’s Colleges today provide accommodation for retired clergy and their dependents.

Founded in the 17th century, with later additions and extensions, the property includes three listed buildings.

Bromley College was founded in 1666 in the Will of John Warner, Bishop of Rochester, to provide housing for twenty poore widowes of orthodoxe and loyall clergiemen. Numerous others have since contributed further funds.

The first almshouses were built in 1670–72 around a quadrangle. A second quadrangle was instigated by Zachary Pearce, and completed in 1805. After 1821 land to the east was purchased and improvements were made to the grounds. It is the oldest building in Bromley.

Bromley College provides 40 self-contained dwellings, and Sheppard’s College a further seven.



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Added: 4 May 2021 19:45 GMT   

V1 Attack
The site of a V1 incident in 1944

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Lived here
Katharina Logan   
Added: 9 Aug 2022 19:01 GMT   

Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.

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Reginald John Gregory   
Added: 8 Aug 2022 14:07 GMT   

Worked in the vicinity of my ancestor’s house,
Between the years 1982-1998 (unknown to me at the time) I worked in an office close to the site of my ancestors cottage. I discovered this when researching family history - the cottage was mentioned in the 1871 census for Colindeep Lane/Ancient Street coming up from the Hyde. The family lived in the ares betwen 1805 and 1912.

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Barry J. Page   
Added: 27 Jul 2022 19:41 GMT   

Highbury Corner V1 Explosion
Grandma described the V1 explosion at Highbury Corner on many occasions. She was working in the scullery when the flying bomb landed. The blast shattered all the windows in the block of flats and blew off the bolt on her front door. As she looked out the front room window, people in various states of injury and shock were making their way along Highbury Station Road. One man in particular, who was bleeding profusely from glass shard wounds to his neck, insisted in getting home to see if his family was all right. Others were less fortunate. Len, the local newsagent, comforted a man, who had lost both legs caused by the blast, until the victim succumbed to his injuries. The entire area was ravaged and following are statistics. The flying bomb landed during lunch hour (12:46 p.m.) on June 27th 1944. 26 people lost their lives, 84 were seriously injured and 71 slightly injured.

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ANON   
Added: 20 Jul 2022 13:36 GMT   

The Square & Ashmore park
The Square and Ashmore park was the place to be 2000-2005. Those were the greatest times on the estate. everyday people were playing out. the park was full of kids just being kids and having fun, now everyone is grown up and only bump into eachother when heading to the shops or work. I miss the good days( Im 25yrs old as im writing this)

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Added: 18 Jul 2022 13:56 GMT   

Map of Thornsett Road Esrlsfield


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Born here
Carolyn Hirst   
Added: 16 Jul 2022 15:21 GMT   

Henry James Hirst
My second great grandfather Henry James Hirst was born at 18 New Road on 11 February 1861. He was the eighth of the eleven children of Rowland and Isabella Hirst. I think that this part of New Road was also known at the time as Gloucester Terrace.

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Richard   
Added: 12 Jul 2022 21:36 GMT   

Elgin Crescent, W11
Richard Laitner (1955-1983), a barrister training to be a doctor at UCL, lived here in 1983. He was murdered aged 28 with both his parents after attending his sister’s wedding in Sheffield in 1983. The Richard Laitner Memorial Fund maintains bursaries in his memory at UCL Medical School

Source: Ancestry Library Edition

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Anthony Mckay   
Added: 11 Jul 2022 00:12 GMT   

Bankfield Cottages, Ass House Lane, Harrow Weald
Bankfield Cottages (now demolished) at the end of Ass House Lane, appear twice in ’The Cheaters’ televison series (made 1960) in the episodes ’The Fine Print’ and ’Tine to Kill’

Source: THE CHEATERS: Episode Index

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O’Neills This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
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Railway Tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Shortlands Tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
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The Compass The Compass is a pub on Widmore Road, Bromley.
The Greyhound This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Partridge This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
United Service Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Vu Vu Club This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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The market square of Bromley dates from medieval times, when it was granted a market charter in 1205. Bromley’s first charter was granted by King Ethelbert of Kent, in 862, when it was known as ’Bromleag’.
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