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1-5 1909 Atay.
Chiselhurst Boys Grammar
School extended in 1938 by KCC
Cray Valley Tech.
Kemnal Manor Upper School.
Built 1934 as Chiselhurst and Sidcup County Grammar School, and done extremely
well by John W. Potlock, with Christiani Nielsen as
consultants. Not at all the normal Kent County Education Department's school
design of the 1930s but a design that has worn extremely well. Built to three stories because the site was
in use for playing fields. Listed in 1982 and largely unaltered.
Chislehurst cemetery. The Royal British Legion memorial, at, is a simple Portland stone
headstone bearing a central carving of the Legion's lion's head.
Darul Uloom London.
Kemnal Manor called
‘Kemeshol’, ‘Kemehal’ 1240, ‘Kemenhole’
1301, ‘Kymenhole’ 1387, ‘Kenmale’ 1480, that is ‘hollow or valley of a man called Cyma', from an Old English
personal name and Old English ‘hol’.
house Grade II listed Jacobean style.
Built in 1876 for a banker, Henry Tiarks and used as a women’s section
of the Church Missionary Society. V2 attack 14 February 1945 then in use as convalescent
home for London ATS women. No civilian casualties reported.
war nuclear bunker now a private house.
Old Elthamians Association sports ground in memory of former pupils in the
Second World War
Old Perry Street
Western Motor Works. Name spelt out 1967. Architect worked at Bedford
very early example of its type, 1909 by E.
J. May, has a high-spirited showroom of 1966-7 by Oliver E. Steer
Frogpool Farm on the junction with the By
Pass. Cattle taken across the road into
Moated Saxon manor for the
Scantleburys and then the Walsinghams, 1425-1655. Queen Elizabeth, Henslow.
Tudor House demolished 1725. New house 1870. Moat still there. Fired 1976.
Hunting Park Council 1983. Had been meant for housing. Woodland. Farmland.
Meadows. Pool. Streams. Struggling to keep grass blades free from developers.
Was de Scathebury. 1930s bricks mark the old foundation and tried to recreate
the hall - hence the modern chimney. .
Nature Reserve An area of formerly traditionally managed
farmland retains many hedgerows, meadows, ponds and streams. Formerly an
enclosed hunting park owned by the De-Scathebury family and later the
influential Walsinghams. By the 20C
ownership had passed to the Townshends. The park was acquired by the borough
council for housing in 1983 but opened in 1985 as a new public open space. The
woodland has a core of former wood pasture with massive oaks estimated to be
around 400 years old. A section has been planted with sycamore but as this was
formerly coppiced, extensive areas of bluebells survive. The wood below the
main ride seems to be colonised farmland with field boundary hedge species in
abundance such as gean and field maple. Typically, the ground flora of the
former wood pasture is dominated by bracken, while the ancient woodland
contains wood anemone and wood sorrel. The diversity of woodland structure
supports many woodland birds including nuthatches, tawny owls and all three
British woodpeckers. Shallow streams, several large drainage ditches and nine
ponds provide important habitats for various amphibians such as the great
crested newt. Damp conditions in the NE section suit the broad-buckler as well
as other kinds of fern along with opposite-leaved golden saxifrage and many
mosses and lichens.
struck on 8 February 1945, starting at 3am, which damaged Queen Mary's
Hospital, Sidcup and Properties in Perry Street, though no casualties resulted.
Thatched Cottage nineteenth