Bank Street

Black Boy

Site of Market House trial of Wyatt supporters. Was site of public conveniences and then became Woolwich Building Society

Clarendon Road

Lynch House. 1899by Niven ' Wigglesworth, epitomizes the ideals of the opposite camp. Red brick shaped gables are the themes, on which witty variation  And has a staircase made from the altar rails of the church, displayed without recourse to symmetry.

Kippington Road

St.Mary. Expensive church. 1878.

Kippington House. was almost rebuilt after 1760 by Sir Charles Farnaby. seven bays, the centre three under a pediment, and projecting tightly. The brickwork has been rendered and is now painted pale green. Early c 19 porch and big additions behind. The marble chimneypieces in hall etc. are by Adam himself.

Bosphorus House by Leslie Gooday, 1961-2, though quite small, shows a more radical approach to designing a house than anything else in the town. In plan the ground floor consists of two interlocked Ls, and the cedar-clad bedroom block rides above them, supported independently on six piers of its own. The house is nice to look at, too.

Lime Tree Walk.

Cottages row of twenty-four. Architecturally especially successful, exploiting the slope to add variety to an already varied array of gables, dormers, and oriel windows. Red brick and rendering. Socially the scheme even more enterprising, and gives one a good deal of regard for Jackson and his father, who together bought the land developed it for working men, in the middle of an area marked for 'high-class development', in an attempt to bring down class localization. The sort of environment, cosy cleverly designed, with plenty of visual variety, which Shaw and his collaborators had produced for their middle class suburb at Bedford Park in the 1870s, the Jacksons ready to offer to those whom only a few like Ruskin and Morris would have credited with the aesthetic sense to appreciate it. 1878-9 is the date

Hall, originally a coffee house, for Sir T.G.Jackson. Dated 1882. Dutch gables on the Coffee House. Socially enterprising.

London Road

Lady Boswell’s School. 1818. Cockerell’s first building. Almost vernacular.

Majestic Cinema.  opened August 1936, and designed by George Coles for Cohen & Raper, with 1,250 seats and a cafe restaurant. It had a simple brick frontage to harmonise with its surroundings, with the triple curved windows so much favoured by Coles, while the interior scheme was green, gold, scarlet and bronze flecking, brightening the auditorium where the seats were in vieux rose. It later became an Odeon, and then leased by Brent Walker - 'BW' is on the door handles and it was called 'Focus'. The Lease expired 1982, and it became ACE. the Stag Theatre is in the former circle In the main auditorium, video games are in the back

Crown Hotel, formation of TA

21, 23, 25

Dorset Arms


Halfway House

32 Anchor. the last traditional pub the town centre.


The town is first mentioned in 1114. Local tradition says that the name came from a clump of seven oaks which once grew here, long since gone but replaced by seven trees taken from Knole Park and ceremoniously planted on the common on the outskirts of the town in 1955.

Shambles area

South Park

Marley Tiles offices. 1965. Modern block of brick, with windows in long bands. 1965 by J. H. Alleyn.


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