Charlton

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Post to the west Westcombe Park

Post to the east Woolwich Common

Beacham Close

London Borough of Greenwich sheltered flats

Begbie Road

1 Kidbrook Boundary goes from Shooters Hill Road to here.

Harvey Sports Ground. Kidbrook parish boundary goes from 1 Begbie Road to about 26 Eastbrook Road.

Canberra Road

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Charlton

The centre of Charlton should correctly be called The Village.  It is in the Domesday Book of 1086 as ‘Cerletone’ - 'village held by villeins' - and recorded as a score of 'free village'. So The Village gave allegiance only to the king.  The manor was pulled down to make way for Charlton House which, with the church and the pub look onto the village green.  The old centre is at the meeting of Charlton Road and Charlton Church Lane.

Charlton Church Lane

Warren named when a 17th century landowner and fur dealer having lost all his warehouse stock in the Great Fire of London 1666 tried unsuccessfully to restart his business by breeding conies. The area was later excavated for chalk and sand and when exhausted became a refuse dump. . Owned by Harvey’s for a while.

Coutts House. Large housing complex named to honour Greenwich Borough Councillor Mrs M.Coutts erected on a site previously known as the Warren. Built on the Continental 'raft system' - a concrete platform to prevent subsidence. 1976. Built with great difficulty. Less appealing stack of concrete boxes of c. 1970, building up to an eight-storey centre.  Demolished 2004.

Cattle Trough and Drinking Fountain

On the west side is a quarry hollow with old wooden house occupied by a postman at the bottom. Beyond this is a row of 2-storey houses built on the edge of an old sand pit, known as the Warren. . A large house here and, between Nadine Road and Wellington Road, a row of shops. On east side near the Church are some Almshouses occupied by old "Dutch or other foreigners". Then 3-storey houses. Architect and others keeping servants. Near the railway station, shops on both sides, the east side being modern 3-storey houses. (Booth)

Charlton Estate

Homes fit for Heroes designed by Alfred Roberts for Greenwich Council 1920-21. Small scale rough cast and tiled.  L.C.C tradition, plain but well designed.  Straightforward pantiled and roughcast cottage housing

Charlton House,

Charlton House. Community Centre. Built by Sir Adam Newton, tutor to Henry Prince of Wales, c. 1607-12. Later owners were Sir William Ducie, Sir William Langhorne, East India merchant, after 1680, and in the c19 the Maryon Wilson family, for whom Norman Shaw restored the house in 1877-8. Acquired by the Borough in 1925. Charlton House is the only Jacobean mansion of the first order remaining in London. It is E-shaped with four symmetrical bay-windows at the ends of the wings and two towers in the centres of the wings, which frame the building. It has three storeys above cellars, and is built of red brick with stone dressings.. the door surround and the bay-window above have exuberant and undisciplined ornament. the position of the Hall is as revolutionary – it two-storeyed, at right angles to front and back, and runs right across the building. Inside is an elaborately carved staircase, with a square open well with Victorian plasterwork. On the second floor saloon has an original plaster ceiling and a marble fireplace with carved figures of Venus and Vulcan and In the bay-window c 17 heraldic glass with the Ducie arms.  On the second floor the wing is taken up by the long gallery, with a plaster ceiling and replacement panelling and more heraldic glass with the Ducie arms. the White Drawing Room has a stone fireplace with caryatids, and relief scenes showing Perseus and Pegasus; Triumph of Christ and Triumph of Death. the fireplace in the adjacent bed room has a scene is derived from an engraving by Abraham de Bruyn. On the first floor, the Ducie Room has a fireplace of the 1660s. On the ground floor a the former library, has a wooden Jacobean fireplace and the dining room, with another stone fireplace.. One room was a chapel. There are stories of mysterious bad luck and ill omens there - is it all to do with the Priory of Sion? In the First World War there was a gas chamber for testing gas masks and a demonstration room to make a room bombproof.  A tunnel leads from the house across the road. John Thorpe, who also built Holland House, is considered to have been the architect, though its plainness have often led to an Inigo Jones, who lived nearby in Cherry Orchard House.  The house and position of Lord of The Manor passed through several hands – one was William Langhorne who had been British Governor of Madras. At 84 he married a 17 year old girl but died heirless., the property was inherited by the wife of Sir Thomas Spencer Wilson whose daughter, Jane married Spencer Perceval wholived in the house and has the distinction of being the first Prime Minister of Britain to be assassinated in the House of Commons. The house passed to their son, Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson and remained  in the family for the next century and in 1870, provided a games room and bedrooms to the design of Norman Shaw.  In the 1914-1918 War it was used as a military hospital, officers in the house, and troops were under canvas in the grounds. Sir Spencer Maryon-Wilson sold the estate to the council in 1925. 

Ha Ha. In front of the house lies a ha-ha, designed to keep farm animals out while maintaining the view. The grass area between the ha-ha and the house, once the village green, is the location for the famous Charlton Horn Fair, dating from the 16th century. It was revived in recent years following a long break, imposed during the 19th century due to unseemly behaviour. 

Norman Shaw extension 1877 was Library

Quadrangle

Stables. Two-storeyed buildings once part of the spacious stables - now the local rent office and art workshops, and the initials on the gable ends. A.N. (Adam Newton) and W.L. (William Langhorn), 17th century owners of Charlton House, Park and Estate. Contemporary, now arranged on two sides of a quadrangle. Remanagements under Sir William Langhorne are easily discernible.

Gateway. Before the House is a large green at the centre of which are columns supporting an arched neo-classical mock gate. It’s too narrow for a coach and horses to pass through. The arch marked the original perimeter of the house grounds but the owners gradually encroached to take over the green.  Plastered, with Corinthian columns and a c 18 cresting.

Summer House. Its beautiful saddle-back roofed summerhouse has been made into a public lavatory.  Though it is unlikely that Inigo Jones had any hand in the design of Charlton House, the elegant, tall summer-house in the north-west corner of the grounds, with its brick-relieved pilasters and concave saddleback roof, has all his confidence and mastery of proportion. It is truly delightful little building, built around 1630, whose incredible misuse as a public convenience will be to the eternal shame of the Borough Council.    c. 1630, brick, square, with Tuscan pilasters, and a concave roof. There is no documentary confirmation of the traditional attribution to Inigo Jones; but the complete absence of Jacobean frills at evidently such an early date makes it quite justifiable. Nicholas Stone would also be a possibility

Lawns. Closely mown grassland with a rare clover.

Mulberry tree. Introduced into Britain in 1548, the first mulberry trees (Moms niya) were planted at Syon Park, London. In 1608 James I recommended the cultivation of silkworms and offered packets of mulberry seeds to all who would sow them. As a result, mulberry trees became increasingly popular and Loudon said that "there is scarcely an old garden or gentlemen's seat throughout the country, which can be traced back to the 17th century, in which a mulberry tree is not to be found." Unfortunately, the King was promoting black mulberry, when silkworms actually feed on white mulberry (Moms Alba). An old plaque by this tree says "The first Mulberry in England planted in the year 1608 by Order of James I." Although in fact this was not the first mulberry tree planted in England, it was probably the first planted after the "Order" from King James since it stands in the grounds of Charlton House, in Greenwich, London. The house was built by Adam Newton, tutor to King James's eldest son Prince Henry. It is probable that Newton planted the tree at the start of the King's mulberry promotion. This mulberry is certainly one of the oldest known to be still growing.

Charlton House gardens, lodge in Marlborough Lane demolished. Gardens laid out in 1938. Railings came from the Bellot memorial. In gardens at the rear, there is a Roman stone chest, horse chestnuts, holm oak, and yew. Squirrels tits, finches, and jays. The gardens today cover a very small part of the former grounds which stretched to Woolwich Common. They included what is now Charlton Park and the Cemetery. Traces of the former kitchen and floral gardens remain. The rear and front of the house have plenty of ancient plane trees

Charlton Park

Greenwich Borough Council bought land from Maryon-Wilson in 1925; 108 acres. Arch dates from 182l. The London County Council bought 47 acres in 1926 from Greenwich Borough Council & built sports facilities. In 1942 Holidays at Home scheme there. From the rear of the house one can look over to Charlton Park. The parks tall 17th century brick walls testify that it was once part of the mansion's grounds. A large open space with a children's play area.

London County Council athletic tracks Greenwich 1990,

Ha ha

Walls

Charlton Park Lane

St.Mary's gardens site of old bull pit. St.Mary's church was built on it.

Charlton Park Road

Walls

Charlton Road

Main road to Greenwich. Following the narrow path it has followed for centuries, though a main road today, it still twists and turns its way through the village.

Going toward the village the north side is detached residences with grounds, whilst the south east of Marlborough Lane is taken by Charlton House and Park (Booth)

Cherry Orchard

Greenwich Borough Council houses bought in 1930s. Allotments until 1945 & POW built sewers, etc. Flats built in 1947. At the back of the site Orlit 1952. The earliest part of Fairlawn completed in 1947 Borough Engineer's Department. Later seven-storey block by T. P. Bennett & Son

Perry Grove built by London County Council in 1964. Stirling and Gowan. An old people's home, an inward looking retreat on a compact horseshoe plan, with the Louis-Kahn-inspired castellated roof-line which became popular in the 1960s.

Combe Lodge.

A cluster of privately built 1953 town houses

East Mascalls.

Greenwich Borough Council land bought in 1930s. Houses built in 1937.

Elliscombe Road

These houses were erected in 1887 by 'Mad Jack’ Ellis a local builder and for many years a leading exponent of the Charlton Ratepayers Association.

TV 1900s House

109 The Valley.  Modern public house "The Valley' with a name connected to Charlton Athletic Football Club at 'The Valley'. the first landlord was Harold Hobbis a former international footballer for the club in its heyday.
8 double-fronted house was for many years the HQ and Home for the Blackheath & Charlton District Nursing Services.

Elliscombe Mount, Greenwich Borough Council 1953

2-storey with gardens in front. Tiled entrances. Some keep servants, all comfortable. (Booth)

Fairfield Grove

4 acre site. Old fair site. Greenwich Borough Council 1921; Estate was all parish land. 1921 first housing built and furnished by Cuffs and RACS.  First council houses built in the Greenwich area. Erected in 1919, they had the attention of the Guild of Master Builders of the area. What the people gained in housing they lost in recreation for the grounds on which the houses stood were the traditional grounds of the Horn Fair which centred on Charlton House.

St. Peter's church site. Flats built in 1957. Sheltered housing built in 1980 London Borough of Greenwich.

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St.Luke's Almshouses with tree trunk supports. . For the poor. Such buildings have existed on the site since the 1690s but these were rebuilt in 1706 with money left by William Langhorne to build a school on the top floor. Painted in lemon, the properties have wonderful twisting oak props installed in 1839 supporting the arcade.

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Near the Church is the Vicarage and two detached houses and then, going southward, 2-storey and 5-storey houses. Mostly keep servants. Some almshouses. (Booth).

Fletching Road.

Takes its name from the parish of Fletching, East Sussex where the Maryon Wilsons owned a number of minor manors and many members of the family are buried.

New properties behind the shops.

A large council estate with the usual regular grid of walk-up flats of the 1940S onwards, enlivened by a few daring details such as inset curved concrete balconies.

Old Dutch Almshouses site. 1980. Housing. ,

Grenada Road

Guild Road

Guild of Master Builders built houses on the site.

Hornfair Estate

Bought from the Maryon-Wilsons in the 1890s. Built with a London County Council loan & paid for facilities by selling some land to private developers. Farmland was bought by Greenwich Borough Council and London County Council from Maryon Wilson’s in 1925/6

Hornfair

Hornfair Field

Bought by London County Council in 1920 & used as open fields 1990

Lido opened in 1939

Pets' cemetery. London County Council bought from Maryon Wilson and in 1958, there was also the Blue Cross Kennels.

Indus Road

Inigo Jones Road

Indicates their close association with James 1st and Charlton House,

Kashmir Road

Kenya Road

Mascalls Court,

1947 Greenwich Borough Council bought war damaged property, built 1949

Marlborough Lane

Is a regular country lane. Fields on both sides and on the west the drive to a large house - Cherry Orchard. (Booth)

Meridian Road,

Marks an association with Greenwich and General Wolfe

Bullpit a hollow dip probably used for the 16th century pastime of bull baiting. In 1960/1 the ground was levelled and St. Mary's Church erected, as a daughter church to St. Luke’s. Within a decade the church showed severe signs of structural damage due to subsidence. It was considered unsafe, closed in 1974 and subsequently demolished. Eight years later the ground was rendered safe and three-storeyed maisonettes erected.

Montcalm Road,

Marks an association with Greenwich and General Wolfe

Mulberry Close,

Old herb garden Private flats, 1977

Nadine Street.

2-storey villas. Rustic style: red- and black-tiled roofs. A few keep girls Ladies nurse. (Booth)

Nigeria Road

Nine Fields

Fields in the Kid Brooke area. Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus

Prince Henry Road,

Indicates their close association with James 1st and Charlton House,

Rectory Field Crescent

Shooters Hill Road,

Northern boundary of Kid Brooke Parish along the line of clay to the Blackheath Park Area south of Shooters Hill. The corner was the site of Arnold's Farm and the Kid Brooke boundary bellies out to take it in. Boundary follows the road from St.German's Place along the front garden walls of 2-30. Then goes inside the garden walls up as far as Eastbrook Road and goes on the to the north east corner of Minnie Bennett House.

Arnold House, old people, Dispensary building, part of Blackheath & Charlton Cottage Hospital, 1899, 1878 four beds, open in Bowater Place 1880, 30 beds & operating theatre, bombed, four houses & office by the Woolwich Hospital Group .

Baptist Chapel. Been in Sunfields since 1863. Built 1869 but on the site of Belgrave just down the road. Rebuilt on present site in 1905.

Belgrave site was Baptist Chapel. Kept for Sunday School and sold for housing in 1970.

Phone box

20 last of the tea caddy houses. Worn boundary stone by the front entrance. To the east of the house was a drain taking water from the main road to the Upper Kid brook and the course of the drain – the boundary between two fields is marked by a line of trees

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48 marks the point at which the old Kidbrook Lane turned off

157-163 1840

176 Mr. Bartlett's chemist shop was said to be the first shop in Kidbrook in 1932

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Brook Public House. Gone. One bar was called Nine Fields after fields in the area. Source of the Mid Kid Brook round the back of here somewhere.  Built  1908-1896 and called the Earl of Moira. It lay in that portion of Charlton Parish immediately south of Shooters Hill Road,

230 back garden wall is start of the large southern portion of the Kidbrook boundary. Goes along the line of the Mid Kid Brook stream which runs roughly parallel to the Shooters Hill Road about 25 yards south of it. Up as far as Well Hall Road Corner.

Fox under the Hill. There to rest the horses. It lay in that portion of Charlton Parish immediately south of Shooters Hill Road,

Springfield

Land bought by Greenwich Borough Council in 1930s, 1948 with a loan from London County Council. Built in 1951/52. Dramatic, natural spring in the field that had to be stemmed before construction work could begin in 1949. Each House of this large Greenwich Borough Council  complex has a named association with previous Lords of the Charlton Manor  - Bayeaux - Bishop Odo of Bayeaux ; Downe & Ducie – Sir Wm.Ducie created Vise.Downe ; Erskine - Sir John Erskine Games - Wm.Langhorn Games ; Langhorne - Sir Wm.Langhorn, Mar - Earl of Mar (Sir J.Erskine) ; Priory - Priory of  Bermondsey and Wilson - Sir Thos. Wilson 6th  Bt. who married into the Maryon family, owners of the Manor & Estates.

St.Alfege Road,

Sutlej Road,

The Village

1 Robert Martin's House, 1881. Next to the church. Three old cottages next to the church have been pulled down to make way for his new house with its large front door and wrought iron weather vane to proclaim his success.   Tall four-storey tower which must still have a fantastic view

3, 5, 7 three shops built around 1881. Then a fruiterer, a fishmonger and a Cabinet Maker.  Buildings retain much of their character in the moulded console brackets which support the awnings and the original arched windows which are left in numbers five and seven.  The use of two different coloured bricks is characteristic of later Victorian buildings.

9 has been a chemist's shop for over a hundred years

15- 17 look more recent than the others because of their new bricks and modern window frames at the windows are the same size and shape as those next door.  Walk round the back and you find that the bricks match those of the ad- joining shops, so it is just the front that has been refaced

George Tavern

18 Charlton Cycle Works

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46 -52 terrace of four houses, 1897 and took the place of an earlier row of three houses that were still standing in 1881.  Built for families of higher class than shopkeepers.   Built with a tradesman's en- trance in the basement where the local shops would have delivered their goods. The kitchen was also in the basement and the servants slept at the top of the house in the cold and draughty attics.  

46 coal hole on the ground and at the original railings leading up to the front door. 

22 White Swan, 1889. The pub is on the site of a much older inn which dates back at least as far as the 18th and in the 1880's, Mr. Turner here was still providing accommodation as well as food and drink and had a family from the Royal Artillery lodging with him.  The present building is 1889 and designed by the same architect as the Assembly Rooms. Incorporates pleasant window designs.

Ideal meeting place

Former bakery being built during the late 1600s. This is the oldest building on this side of the road and was already in use as a baker's by the 1850's.   It is a typical cottage type shop with its low roof and unevenly spaced windows.  The entrance to the yard, paved with irregular cobbles would have led to stables for many of the shop keepers would have had horses and carts for deliveries

l8 -14 built towards the end of the century. They are more spacious than the older shops and were expensively built with attention to detail apparent in the tile hung fronts and arched windows. 

Two tandoori curry houses in the village, which would have been officers' houses in the 1800s. Elaborate Victorian iron work adorns the facades.

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Park Cottage

Post war row of shops on site of Lee Board of Works Office, flats built Greenwich Borough Council 1952. Board of Works established in 1855 and was primarily concerned with establishing standards of Public Health at a time when cholera was rife and living conditions in town were overcrowded and insanitary.   It was the forerunner of the London County Council, established in 1888 which later became the G.L.C. 

Earle House, Greenwich Borough Council 1954, old National Schoolroom site, 1977/80 London Borough of Greenwich

90 Invicta Manufacturing Co., dentists, Palatine Dental Manufacturing Co. Bronze foundry etc., 80 staff, Fletching Road site, was a very big business, moved to 16 Warren Lane & now out of business

6 Bugle Horn. dates back to the 1700s. stuccoed. 18th century pub with Saloon and Lounge Bars, so named because it was the farthest point that the Woolwich Barracks bugle could be heard.  The pub is the oldest building in the village and is situated next to Charlton House. Hunting photographs and horns decorate the walls.

1-5 replaced eighteenth century cottages

Tamsetts Builders,

Drinking fountain and war memorial. Plus a granite cattle trough  inscribed: 'ERECTED BY SIR SPENCER MARYON WILSON, 11th BART AND THE INHABITANTS OF CHARLTON TO COMMEMORATE THE CORONATION OF KING EDWARD VII, 1902'. The drinking fountain, is made of red granite and stands on a plinth within a half-timbered shelter with shingles. In the 1980s an uninsured  car crashed into it completely demolished it. The village mounted a successful fund-raising campaign to restore it. 

The cage and stocks for punishing petty criminals stood on the green but were moved to a spot near the site of the trough.

St.Luke’s.  In its humble pre-classical c 17 character a most attractive church. Rebuilt c. 1630, with money left by Sir Adam Newton of Charlton House. Some years ago while treating the building for dry rot, workmen fell through the floor onto coffins in the crypt. It's not sure whether the workmen returned but their shock was history's gain as local historians were able to view remnants of the old church it was re-built in the 1630's by the trustees of Sir Adam Newton after he had died and had bequeathed the money. The aisle followed in 1639. New chancel and organ chamber 1840 and 1873Its exterior is built entirely of brick without stone to dress the edges, cornice, or even the surround of the bell openings. Compare the pilasters on either side of the porch with those on the Garden House by the entrance to Charlton House. The church is of brick, with even the elementary tracery of the bell-openings and the crenellations of the tower top of the same material. The window tracery of nave and chapel is Decorated – very correct for the c17. But the porch has a typical early c17 Dutch gable, and archways set against rustications. Whitewashed interior of lowly proportions. Originally built with one nave; the northern aisle was added at the end of the 17th century.  The main arches have simple, pure curves in the Wren tradition, but everywhere additions have been made. The present chancel is a 20th century afterthought, though its panelled wagon roof is a copy of the original in what is now the nave. Nave is separated from the aisle by two round arches and one square pier with four slim attached shafts at the corners. Capitals are not medieval at all; nor are they classical. Window of the old chancel also of two bays looks as if it might be of the preceding c15 building. Wagon roof in the chancel c 7, in the nave reconstructed in 1925.  Font Stone, c17, handsome baluster stem and shallow round bowl draperies and shells with a painted carved oak cover. Pulpit of c. 1630. Polygonal, eared scrolly panels and the arms of Sir David Cunningham one of the trustees for the rebuilding. Sounding-board in the tower. Door to the porch handsome early c 17, a fan radiating from a cherub's head.  Stained Glass window by C. F. Blakeman replacing one of 1639 by Is Oliver destroyed in the Second World War. . The windows were an early attempt at Gothic revival, though all the old stained glass was blown out during the last war. One original window, however, remains on the north side, containing some beautiful heraldic shields of the 17th century.   One window with c17 heraldic glass. .    The modest, humble exterior with its low entrance porch contrasts curiously with the cluttered, rag-bag interior, whose profusion of monuments seems to vie with Westminster Abbey!  Monuments Edward Wilkins master-cook to Queen Elizabeth, 11568. Handsome tall with strap work cartouche.  Lady Newton, wife of the builder of Charlton House, f 1630. Noble black and white aedle with broken segmental pediment: by Nicholas Stone under influence of Inigo Jones.  Countess of Ardmagh f 1700 similar type but with the broken pediment curved the inscription on a feigned drapery, and with standing allegory outside the columns. Brigadier Michael Richards, Survey General of the Ordnance, 1721, a very late example of free-standing man in armour as a funeral monument. Probably by Guelfi. Elizabeth Thompson 1759, with frontal. General Morrison 1799, with the usual female figure over an urn: by Regnart.  Spencer Perceval, the Prime Minister, assassinated in 1812. Very simple, with an excellent sculpture.  A fine head by Chantrey. Many minor tablets. Beside the entrance is Nicholas Stone's monument to Sir Adam Newton and his wife, Lady Katherine, very simple, almost severe in black and white marble monuments. There used to be a private door for the owners of Charlton House. For all except those in the Squire's pew, however, the church must have been extremely inconvenient for worship, obstructed by heavy pillars and extended by additions in all directions.  Also buried here is William Langhorne. The church was maintained with support from the owners of the manor. Many officers of the Woolwich Artillery are buried at the church. Sarcophagi vie with the large gravestones for prominence.

Churchyard. Against the wall is the grave of Sarah, Michael and Charles Bance who all died before 1850.  Their son William is described as a gardener in the census of 1851; he is married with six children and his wife is a bookseller.    Sundial replica of 1934, same location as original, 1630 Adam Newton money

Assembly Rooms. built in the 1800s to celebrate the marriage of the eldest son of the Maryon-Wilsons and later given to the people. Used for meetings and local entertainments.  Its Dutch echo those of the stable block in Charlton Park for Stuart and Jacobean styles of architecture were very fashionable at this time.   They were designed by. J. Rowland, and the foundation stone was laid by Sir Spencer Maryon Wilson. Tall single-storey building in redbrick and terra-cotta, ornamental Dutch-type gable on   front to red-tiled roof. Projecting entrance porch. Later ornamental gateway to side in red brick wall with stone dressings. Inscription in stone pediment over gates reads '1897' flanking an armorial shield.

Archway went to the army Drill Hall built in the 1870s.  Above the arch is the date it was built; 1897, and the Maryon Wilson coat of arms

To the south east is the Deer Park. On south side facing Fairfield Road are two new 5-storey houses.  Going west through the Village, the great diversity of the buildings is conspicuous. Between Fairfield Road and Lansdowne Road are small old houses and quaint shops. Working people, comfortable. . Remainder of street to the Church is a medley of quaint old gabled shops side by side with modern shops with large plate glass windows and a few private houses. Place is in a transitional condition. (Booth)

Past the Church, a red-brick building with square tower

Thornhill Estate

Part of Stonefield Farm bought by London County Council in 1927. Thornhill was a barony. Built in the early 30s. Point blocks of c. 1960, picturesquely grouped on a slope among trees, in the Roehampton manner.

Victoria Way

The large mid-Victorian houses, some of unusual design in this road were erected to attract Army officers and their families stationed at nearby Woolwich. Hence the royal and military associations of their road

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139/157 1850, Victorian houses for army officers.

Harold Gibbons House Greenwich Borough Council 1950/51

Flats Greenwich Borough Council erected in 1936 bearing the names Capella, Collington, Duncan, Felma & Laurel Houses. They have association with condemned properties in Greenwich demolished under a vigorous slum-clearance scheme. 

Large detached and semi-detached houses with gardens and trees in front. Heavy-looking buildings. People keep two or three servants. Road is deteriorating.  Behind the west side of Victoria Road is a Mews. Five stables with rooms over. Coachmen probably but no carriages can be seen. Flowers in window boxes.  (Booth)

Warren Walk

17th fur dealer having lost stock in Great Fire tried to start rabbit business

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