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West Street No. 01 Former Electric Company – Heritage Buildings

Built in 1908 this building housed the offices of Bromley Electric Light Company. Behind was the coal-fired ‘power station’ whose tall chimney dominates old photos of the town centre. It was there for over 30 years. The architectural style is … Continue reading

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Bromley South Station

The railway station of Bromley South. The original town rail station was at Shortlands.

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High Street No. 217, 1700s house and former bookshop – Heritage Buildings

The tattooist (No. 217), and the next door shop, occupy an 18th century house, worthy of mention as it was the premises of two Bromley notable historians and printers, each producing from this shop an invaluable histories of Bromley – … Continue reading

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High Street No. 232 – Heritage Building

This shop was the site of Morley’s Academy, which was on the upper floors, where the author HG Wells went to school, after he had graduated from the Dame school on south street. It was demolished in 1902 and replaced … Continue reading

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High Street 189-191 Former Cottages

The Funeral Directors , News Agents and dry cleaners shop occupy two 18th century cottages, part of a terrace originally of five. They are typical Kentish vernacular style with the characteristic double pitched roofs clad with Kentish clay peg tiles.

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Palace Park – 1732 Lead Cistern

This lead cistern says that it was installed by Bishop of Rochester, Joseph Wilcocks. He carried out renovations and improvements to the palace. Thanks to Bromley Borough Local History. The whereabouts of the cistern is not now know, it was … Continue reading

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High Street – Bromley Zoo Mural – Heritage Buildings

Bromley Zoo Mural by artist Bruce Williams, in 2001, was to lead shoppers from the Hill Car … unfortunately most of it has been lost Continue reading

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High Street No. 232, former Grete House lodge

This is one of a pair of early 18th century lodges at the entrance to the driveway to the Grete House, a Tudor mansion and its lands. Continue reading

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High Street No. 206 Diners Inn formerly George Weeks ironmongery

The Diner Inn occupies George Weeks’ 1890s extension to his original shop next door. Its grand Arts & Crafts, Dutch influenced architecture, displays both his personal success and civic pride. Continue reading

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Famous People – Dr James Scott

In the Victorian times, Dr James Scott’s (1779-1848) had a surgery, on Bromley High Street. His surgery stood opposite the Royal Bell Hotel, where the Diners Inn (formerly George Week’s shop, as a ceramic tile panel attests) is now. He … Continue reading

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