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Baptist missionary hall built by the Queen Street Baptist
Church in 1919.
Housing development of the early 1960s with 265 homes in a
mix of maisonettes and tower blocks.
Housing built by Crayford Council after the Second World
War. 170 semi detached houses using prefabricated units on the Easiform system
with concrete panelled cavity walls. Quick, cheap but with modern fittings.
30 Denehole recorded 1951
28 another denehole
work in 1985 by London Borough of Bexley for additional tower blocks mines were
found.. The site was in the 19th part of a major brick-making
industry supplying London Stock Facings and it is possible to trace the
depressions and quarry edges left by brick makers. it was often the practice to dig extensive mines for chalk,
which was added to
the brick slurry
to produce the characteristic yellow
colour. Test bores found 24 holes to cavities in the sand and gravel overlying
the chalk. 17 more test bores near a
block of 5, entered cavities either in the chalk or the overlying gravel. A television camera was lowered and pictures
showed that the block was being built on top of an old chalk mine. The 1897
O.S. map of the area shows an active clay pit on the site and an engine house
with a rail track which branches and terminates at the base of a quarry, the
westernmost of these lines led into a drift entrance into the mine.
Name first noted in 1760.
Northend Trading Estate
Dominated by the building trades.
56 Chalk well in the garden
Stonham Brickworks. Flint-knapping floor.
One of these caves had passages. Some
have fallen in and others have been excavated away. These caves formed part of a series, the sites of some
of which can be detected in some of the orchards near, and one has been worked
for chalk up to within the last fifty years, presenting a very interesting
labyrinth of modern galleries, which have united several old shafts at once.
The great chalk pit was originally a
denehole in my recollection. The modern
works are for brick-making purposes. It is depicted as a circular excavation
some 100 ft. in diameter and 49 ft. deep to the west of Maiden Lane. A single track railway is shown running from the
adjoining brick-yard, under the road and into the pit. It goes right up to the wall of the pit and
therefore might have continued into the entrance of a mine. The brickfield and quarry are gone; instead
there is a steep chalk scarp about a quarter of a mile long. Much of the surrounding land has been worked
for gravel also by Stonehams. It does
appear however that the piece of
land containing the shaft has been left as a raised knoll above the gravel
Denehole. A beautifully preserved Sarnian ware bowl from
this hole. There were two pits consisting of shafts leading to beehive-shaped
chambers. Dimensions given for one pit
are: 25 ft. 6ins. deep with the last 17 ft. 6 ins. in chalk, the pit containing
a 6 ft. pile of sandy soil which yielded a quantity of Roman pottery, including
the bowl. The holes have since been
Slade Green Road
North end crossing. To the west of the
church is the old crossing, is now closed.
Corner Pin pub.
Tacky attempt to bring glamour to the area.
1 Britannia Pub
Sports stadium stages athletic meetings up to county standard.
The Caves. A radio bulletin on
7.3.1972 said "the hillside is riddled with hundreds of yards of passages
and was used as an air raid shelter during the war." Local children knew it as "The Caves".