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Rail station · Westcombe Park · SE3 ·
October
8
2021
Westcombe Park is a largely residential area in Blackheath in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

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Much of Westcombe Park lies within the Westcombe Park Conservation Area which covers an area bounded to the north by the stretch of railway line between Vanbrugh Hill and Westcombe Hill, to the east by the A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern approach, to the south by Westcombe Park Road, and to the west by Ulundi Road.

The area’s most notable existing landmark is Woodlands House, in Mycenae Road. This four-storey Georgian villa still lies in its own grounds and was built between 1774 and 1776 for John Julius Angerstein, a Lloyd’s underwriter and merchant whose collection of old master paintings was bought for the nation in 1824, following his death, to form the nucleus of the National Gallery, London.

To the west of Woodlands House which was rebuilt in 1723 by Sir Gregory Page, and let to tenants who included Lavinia Fenton, Dowager Duchess of Bolton, who died at the house in 1760.

St George’s Church, on a sloping site on the corner of Kirkside Road and Glenluce Road, is another notable landmark - a Victorian red-brick structure completed in 1892.

Westcombe Park railway station opened on 1 May 1879 by the South Eastern Railway, the year after the through line from Greenwich to Maze Hill was finally completed. This connected the original London and Greenwich Railway to the North Kent Line just west of Charlton. The section between Charlton and Maze Hill had opened in 1873, with Maze Hill functioning as a terminus until 1878.




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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

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John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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Superman 2
I worked here in 1977. The scene in the prison laundry in Superman 2 was filmed here.

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THE STREETS OF WESTCOMBE PARK
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Dinsdale Road, SE3 Dinsdale Road is a road in the SE3 postcode area
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Hardy Road, SE3 Hardy Road is one of the streets of London in the SE3 postal area.
Heathway, SE3 Heathway is one of the streets of London in the SE3 postal area.
Highmore Road, SE3 Highmore Road is a road in the SE3 postcode area
Holywell Close, SE3 Holywell Close is a road in the SE3 postcode area
Humber Road, SE3 Humber Road is a road in the SE10 postcode area
Ingleside Grove, SE3 Ingleside Grove is a road in the SE3 postcode area
Invicta Road, SE3 Invicta Road is one of the streets of London in the SE3 postal area.
Kemsing Road, SE10 Kemsing Road is a road in the SE10 postcode area
Kirkside Road, SE3 Kirkside Road is one of the streets of London in the SE3 postal area.
Lyndale Close, SE3 Lyndale Close is a road in the SE3 postcode area
Mayston Mews, SE10 A street within the SE10 postcode
Maze Hill, SE3 Maze Hill is one of the streets of London in the SE3 postal area.
Mycenae Road, SE3 Mycenae Road runs north-south near to Westcombe Park Road.
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Pleasaunce Mansions, SE10 Pleasaunce Mansions is a road in the SE10 postcode area
PO Box 4, SE3 Humber Road is one of the streets of London in the SE3 postal area.
Ruthin Road, SE3 Ruthin Road is a road in the SE3 postcode area
Siebert Road, SE3 Siebert Road is a road in the SE3 postcode area
St Johns Park, SE3 Mandeville Close backs onto Heathway.
Station Crescent, SE3 Station Crescent serves Westcombe Park station.
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Thyme Close, SE3 Thyme Close is a road in the SE3 postcode area
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Vanbrugh Park Road West, SE3 Vanbrugh Park Road West is one of the streets of London in the SE3 postal area.
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Webb Road, SE3 Webb Road is one of the streets of London in the SE3 postal area.
Westcombe Court, SE3 Westcombe Court is a building on Westcombe Park Road
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Westcombe Hill, SE3 Westcombe Hill is one of the streets of London in the SE3 postal area.
Westcombe Park Road, SE3 Westcombe Park Road is one of the streets of London in the SE3 postal area.
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Westerdale Road, SE10 A street within the SE10 postcode
Wycherley Close, SE3 Wycherley Close is a road in the SE3 postcode area

THE PUBS OF WESTCOMBE PARK
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Plaque commemorating a mass burial site in East Greenwich Pleasaunce. The remains of around 3000 sailors and officers, including those who fought in the Battle of Trafalgar were reinterred in the Pleasaunce in 1875.
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Mycenae House is a former convent building adjacent to the Georgian villa of Woodlands House, in Mycenae Road, Westcombe Park, Blackheath. Woodlands House and surrounding land was acquired by a Catholic novitiate order, the Little Sisters of the Assumption, after the end of the First World War. Proceeds from the sale of part of the land were used to fund construction of a novitiate house, which opened in 1933. After the Sisters vacated the properties in 1967, the house became a community centre.
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