Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Shuttle - tributory to Cray and Darent. Upton

River Shuttle, tributary to the Cray, which is a tributary to Darent, itself a Thames Tributary
The Shuttle continues to flow towards the Cray,east and north

Post to the south Brigden
Post to the east Bexley

Arcadian Avenue
A crescent of mock-Tudor houses, mainly semi-detached, 1930s. The original design for the pairs included a shared gabled and projecting frontispiece with half-timbering above an open porch, and ground floor oriel windows on either side.

Arcadian Close
Brigden Gasworks. Private gasworks 1840-1870s. Supply to Brigden Place. No remains.

Lewin Road
The first houses in were built on the west side in c1852.
9/15 round-headed windows reaching down to near ground level

Lion Road

Love Lane

Mount Road
Royal Oak or Polly Cleanstairs. Old-established pub, Weather boarded appearance probably built 1863. There was a building on the site by 1800, and it has been a pub since c1827.
Bexleyheath Golf Club

Riverdale Road

Robin Hood Lane
An old lane, which retains considerable atmosphere as it winds steeply down from Lion Road to Upton Road.

Townley Road
Townley Grammar School for Girls. This is ex Bexleyheath Girls Technical School. Performing arts block, science and indoor sports. Austere 1930s school building. Underground labyrinth for natural summer cooling. Studio E Architects.

Mediaeval hamlet
Burial mounds. Mounds have been discovered which date from the Bronze Age.
Neolithic axes

Upton Road

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