Hither Green

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Blashford Street

SMGC lamppost

Brownhill Road

One of the main roads belonging to the St. Germain's Estate, built by Cameron Corbett between 1896 and 1905. It was the coming of the railway and the opening of Hither Green Station in 1895 which made the building of this large dormitory estate possible — a link with London was essential. The estate, consisting of 278 acres, stretched from the station west of the railway line, as far as Muirkirk Road and St. Fillans Road, and to Hazelbank Road to the South. Although several places of worship were built, no pubs were allowed.

Site of Priory Farm.  Signs of a moat there, so it could have been an ancient site.

Baptist Church 1902.  By Smee, Mence & Houchin: the Nonconformists' typical brand of 1900 Gothic.

Catford School buildings

Carswell Road.

The Dartmouth' public house, used to be called 'The Dartmouth Arms'. The coat-of-arms on the sign board is that of the Legge family, later the Earls of Dartmouth and Lords of the Manor of Lewisham since 1673. open tower, good ornamental iron work, chimneys etc.

Elmer Road /Laleham Road.

6.41 3rd v2 in London.  75 houses destroyed 11 people killed in 8-12 5-14

Elmer Road,

Rushey Green Marks and Spencer destroyed, Times, Colliers, etc.

Honley Road

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Laleham Road

77 Dartmouth Pub. used to be ‘Dartmouth Arms’. There is a replica of the coat of arms of the Legge family, the Earls of Dartmouth and Lords of Manor of Lewisham since 1673, Open tower, iron work, chimneys.  Note the ceiling in The saloon - all that is left of the original interior.

Mountsfield Park

Mountsfield Park was named after a mansion house called Mountsfield which was situated in 6 acres of well-timbered grounds, and was the home of Henry Tibbets Stainton, the most famous entomologist of the nineteenth century. He was born in 1822, became secretary of the London Entomological Society, and wrote many books and papers for scientific journals. He died at Mountsfield in 1892. The house was demolished, although some out-buildings survived until recently. After the addition of another 7 acres, the park was opened in 1905, on August Bank Holiday. The park now consists of over 28 acres, and is laid out with many sport and entertainment facilities, as well as a one of the most beautiful lower garden and interesting trees. Children’s playground. Large football and cricket area.  Here was a stream and waterfall, fed by drains from the higher ground, and surrounded by flowers and shrubs

Old Charlton Athletic Ground. Used by Charlton A.F.C. in the 1920s as a training ground, before they moved to .Charlton/Added to it.  And more in 1935.

Redfern Road

Solar Heated Housing - Lewisham's less monumental, friendlier public housing of the 1970s.  Three-storey terraces of twenty- nine flats, linked by glazed staircases.  Their special feature is partial solar heating, one of its first large-scale applications.  Planned from 197, Royston Summer Associates for Lewisham.  An interesting experimental housing scheme. This was the largest solar installation of its kind in the world when it was originally designed by the architects Royston Summers, in association with Julian Taylor, Borough Architect of the London Borough of Lewisham. The development was completed in March 1981. 

Ringstead Road

Was the site of barns

Plassy, Bowers & Southend Roads are the site of Honley Field


Sandhurst Road.

St.Andrew 1904 by P. A. Robson. Brick; broad interior with brick piers, narrow aisles with the flying buttresses of the nave showing inside. Art Nouveau detail. The aisle now divided off. Wrought-iron screens. Later Stained Glass by M. Travers, 1921-37.

Sangley Road

RC Holy Cross 1904 Sanctuary added 1924

Sandhurst road school direct hit on the school. 30 children managed to get out in time but it exploded in the dining room. 38 children and six teachers were killed. All buried in Hither Green cemetery

Holy Cross Church.  A Roman Catholic brick church of 1904 by Francis Tasker.  The sanctuary is an extension of 1924, and the front porch was added 1949. The interior is in classical style the orientation is south. Note the rose window, the rood, and the murals in the transepts.

Stainton Road

Called after Henry Stainton of Mountsfield Park

Torriden Road

Goes along the Greenwich meridian.

The Woodlands. 

So named after a house which once stood here. The road is quite unusual as it is built in the form of a rectangle, probably marking the extent of the house and its grounds.


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