Category Archives: Historic_Buildings

Former Gaumont Cinema

Account by  Lynne Galloghly, thanks to the Bromley Gloss group, on 17th August 2015 “Thanks Amanda for info and photos! Photos showing the site from 1935 (before construction), 1940, 1950’s, 2007, and 2014. “Bromley’s first cinema opened in 1909 in … Continue reading

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Market Square Nos 20-25 Former Dunns Building

Locally listed 1960s style with pleasant proportions, and a framed rectangle section at the front, and coloured panels. The previous building, a rebuild after the 1909 Market Square fire, was a fine 1920s Arts and Crafts black-and-white framed building incorporating … Continue reading

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00 Old Photos – High Street Broadway

It’s hard to imagine Bromley when the lower high street was fields or suburban villas, but some of these photos bring those distant eras back. Even when the railway came to Bromley in 1850s, it took another 40 years before … Continue reading

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Market Square

The market square dates from medieval times, when Bromley was granted a market charter.

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Nos _86-96 High Street, Ravensfell Parade – Heritage Building Profile

Posted on March 3, 2019 by campaignr A modest 1923 parade of shops, with nicely proportioned windows above, in Art Deco style. They occupy the whole front of what used to be the large garden of Ravensfell House Ravensfell House was built for … Continue reading

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Nos 130 High Street – Purple Paperchase Heritage Building

It’s hard to miss the pink frontage of this building. Not just is it one of the older buildings on the High Street but it has fantastic décor – the shop floor ceiling is removed and the first floor has … Continue reading

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Heritage Buildings of the Broadway High Street

When the railway came to Bromley in 1850s, this area was fields. Then a series of villas, making use of the new station and views over the valley, were built along the road. When this was changed to become shops … Continue reading

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Arts And Crafts movement in Bromley

Bromley features some particularly fine examples of buidlings from the Arts and Crafts movement. “The Arts & Crafts, emerging as the artistic and cultural arm of a new social and political awakening toward the end of the 19th century…

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Queens Gardens

The current Queens Gardens is between the Glades and the Kentish Way bypass. Before the Glades was built it stretched between Market Square and the Bishops Palace (the Bishops of Rochester were the Lord of the Manor) – the palace … Continue reading

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208-214 High Street former Tunnel Shoes – Heritage Buildings

Tunnel Shoes occupy the original 1902 premises of Boots the Chemists. The Art Nouveau wrought iron work in front of the first floor windows is typical of boots in this period and similar work can also be seen in Boots … Continue reading

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