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Market Square Nos 12-13 Cafe Rouge – Heritage Building

Cafe Rouge occupies the first building displaying the transition from a small market town into a Victorian shopping centre. It was built in 1883 by local draper, Herbert Collings, well known for banishing the old system of credit in favour … Continue reading

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BCS and Parks Heritage Walk No.1 Market Square and North High Street

Start at the south side of Market Square, outside Ann Summers. Look at the Primark Extension opposite you: Market Square & Primark Extension Medhursts 1898 building, now Primarks, now walk north a bit towards McDonalds and look to your left: … Continue reading

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Martins Hill and the War Memorial

Martins Hill and War Memorial.
In the early years of the railway, the slopes were noted for the perfusion of broom, and made the hillside appear quite yellow from the train. Continue reading

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Arts and Crafts movement – imitation in the Suburbs

Examples where lower-class housing imitates arts and craft details Continue reading

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2010 Area Action Plan Site L – 1 Westmoreland Rd & BCC

11-storey hotel approved in 2013; permission lapsed and acquired for Education, 11-storey school dismissed on appeal. Continue reading

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2010 Area Action Plan Site K – Westmoreland Place

Approved in 2012 for complex with hotel, multiplex cinema and 200 flats. Continue reading

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2010 Area Action Plan Site J – Bromley South Station

Facilities upgraded 2012. Plans for underground platforms and 8 high rise blocks above. Continue reading

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2010 Area Action Plan Site G – High Street west side

No Planning Application. consultations on high rise blocks down the west side of the high street, including demolition of Ethelbert Close. Continue reading

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2010 Area Action Plan Site F – Palace park lands

Half of the centre portion of the old palace grounds (civic centre) sold, for housing, in October 2019. Continue reading

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2010 Area Action Plan Site E – Pavillion Leisure Centre

Change the Pavillion leisure centre into a shopping mall. Hopefully abandoned. Continue reading

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