Bexleyheath is a town in the London Borough of BexleyEngland, 12 miles It is identified in the London Bexley england as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. Until the early 19th century, Bexley Heath comprised an area of scrub-land with few buildings, although Bexley Heath windmill stood at the corner of what is today Erith Road and Mayplace Road.
The heath bordered Watling Street. In the land to the north of Bexley that would become Bexleyheath became subject to an Enclosure Act. In architect Philip Webb designed Red House for the artist, reforming designer and socialist William Morris on the western edge of the heath, in the hamlet of Upton—before Upton became largely developed as a London suburb. The National Trust acquired the house in Morris wanted to have a "Palace of Art" in which he and his friends could enjoy producing works of art.
The house is Bexley england red brick with a steep tiled roof and an emphasis on natural materials. Red House is in a non-historical, brick-and-tile domestic style.
It is now a Grade I listed building. Morris lived with his wife Jane in the house for five years, during which time their two daughters, Jenny and May, were born. Forced to sell the house for financial reasons inMorris vowed never to to it—he said that to see the house again would be more than he could bear.
Bexleyheath's parish churchChrist Church, dates from ; and the of Bexleyheath from ; the building of the current church finished in Alfred Bean, railway-engineer and one-time owner of Danson House, furthered the development of Bexleyheath as a London suburb by championing the Bexleyheath Line in the s to support the growth of Bexley england around Danson Park.
The clock-tower at the centre of the modern shopping area, built incommemorates the coronation of King George V. Bexleyheath forms part of the historic county of Kent ; and since with the creation of the Greater London Council under the London Government Act it has also formed part of the London Borough of Bexley. It is generally seen as being split into two parts by the Bexley england Roman road. Adjacent to the park, Danson Road has an array of large houses, including a small number of Modernist buildings.
In the Bexley england DA7 postcode area the majority of houses are predominantly s semi-detached residences, apart from bungalows situated close to the railway station. The modern town area is dominated by The Broadway Shopping Centrea covered shopping centre completed inand an Asda supermarket opened 28 Novembersimilar to facilities in other suburban towns and post-war ' New Towns '.
A face-lift in on "The Mall" gave the centre a more modern internal appearance; externally it was largely unchanged. Other developments included the building of "Bexleyheath Square" in the early s as an extension to the then "Broadway", providing more retail units. The s saw pedestrianisation of the road "Bexley england" to "The Broadway" shopping centre also known as the Broadway following the construction of two minor bypasses Arnsburg Way and Albion Way.
Many of the changes to the town centre since have been in some way a response to competition from Bluewater Shopping CentreBexley england miles to the east in GreenhitheKent. Management was taken "Bexley england" in by Broadway Shopping Centre. In May a major redevelopment scheme was approved by the local council following public consultation. This involved the redevelopment of sites occupied by the Bexley council buildings.
The magistrates' court was to move to a new building on a site occupied by the library, which would be incorporated into the new development alongside new homes. However, this development did not proceed following the sale of the Broadway Shopping Centre to new owners.
Inthe local council approved plans to relocate its offices into the former headquarters of The Woolwichwhich had been vacant since In Junehousebuilder Bellway received planning permission to build homes, including affordable ones, on the former civic office site.
The development will include Bexleyheath's tallest building 13 storeyspublic realm improvements and new commercial floorspace. With the expansion in retail space, Bexleyheath has drawn many customers from elsewhere in the borough, particularly from Erith and Thamesmead which have expanded in size with development along the River Thamesas well as from Plumstead and Woolwich in the neighbouring borough of Greenwich. Bexleyheath has leisure facilities including the Edward Alderton TheatreCineworld cinema, hotel, reference library, five-a-side football centrebingo hall and ten-pin bowling alley Ten Pin.
Cultural events include regular concerts by the Sidcup Symphony Orchestra held in the hall of Townley Grammar Schoolwhile the Edward Alderton Theatre produces a number of non-professional productions each year. The theatre, which was founded inhas a raked auditorium seating 74 and a proscenium stage. The town is served by Bexleyheath railway stationsituated Bexley england couple of hundred metres to the north of the Broadway on Station Road. The station is on the Bexleyheath Linethe middle of three lines connecting London and Dartford.
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