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Post to the east Mottingham Lane
Drinking fountain at Harland Road
junction. Horse trough and basin, inscription about ‘A drop of cold water in
Fire hydrant iron pavement cover. Made by Stanton with Thames Water logo
Burnt Ash Hill
test centre 4 very early centre;
Rev Charles Prest. President of
Methodist Conference Home
South Lee Tabernacle
117 Crown large Young’s pub
Horn Park Farmhouse site on the
junction with Alnwick Road
Horn Park Estate.
on former EItham Palace parkland from 1936. Many houses have 'mock Tudor'
gables. Estate built partly to
rehouse hutment tenants
Part of old palace estate made into a
farm. Farm once owned by Woods of Crockenhill
Private development from the 1930s
Colfe’s School. There since 1964. Founded by Rev. Abraham Colfe in 1652 in
Lewisham with the Leathersellers' Company.
Independent from 1977.
The 12th manor is a
bulge in the Eltham Palace boundary so ‘Horn’ may refer to this shape. Called
‘West Horne’ and consisted of 345 acres enclosed in the 15th. In
1481 there was a park keeper with a moated lodge, dairy, barn, stable and
orchard. By the 17th it was
no longer a park but a farm. In 1860
bought by Thomas Blenkiron for grazing racehorses. Orchards planted in the 19th but the lease ran out in 1930 and
development followed. Woolwich Council
built on the site of the orchards but was halted because of the Second World
War – some prefabs remained there a long time.
Area of park trees all felled for the
Navy. Once a fruit farm.
Old pond railed off as a nature
There is a small shopping centre
and from here a lane leads to footbridge (the only structure pre-dating the
estate) across the railway line, which ruins in a cutting through the estate.