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South of Lessness Heath was the Bedon Stream,
306-320 Two adjacent groups of farm workers houses c.1894, impressive, each group having fine end gables.
Baptist Mission chapel
V2 attack February
1945 Overhead electricity lines brought down in Bedonwell Road. 5 killed, 62
injured. 4.34 pm
Council housing. Name of old house
struck on 8 February 1945. At noon one person was killed and 82 injured.
Little Heath Road
Earl Haig. Built by Charringtons 1936.
Because of Second World War, huts for bombed out families.
Baptist church, 1805, older foundation,
Shops replaced in 1963, Library in 1964,
39 Royal Standard,
Lessness Heath Primary School
Orchard area of Dixon's Farm built up by Freakes and
Richards in 1930s,
Area west of Lessness Heath. Built up from 1882. another
tract of common which meant that heathland stretched almost continuously as far
as Bostall Heath.
Tyndale Preparatory School
West Heath Recreation Ground opened by Minister of Health
open land was retained to the west of the West Heath House until 1924, when it
too was sold for building development, and Westergate Road was made
The West Heath was sold for
development in 1882, and the large houses formerly fronting Woolwich Road
between Belvedere and Bostall were built.
West Heath House, where the one-time owner General Hulse was
visited by George IV, still survives in modified form in Woolwich Road. In
later years the property belonged to the Seth-Smith family, but for many years until
1921 the house was occupied by Sir Tom Callender of cable fame. The house had
extensive coach houses and stables, in which were kept the horses for a local
hunt. Part of the stables was converted into a bungalow which still remains.