Category Archives: Arts And Crafts

Arts And Crafts buildings in Bromley Town Centre

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

Posted in Arts And Crafts, compass streets | Tagged , , | Comments Off on West Street No. 01 Former Electric Company – Heritage Buildings

Market square – Central block – Heritage Buildings

These lovely black and white buildings are from the 1933 re-layout of Market square. They exemplify the culmination of the Old English style of the Arts and Crafts movement. Continue reading

Posted in Arts And Crafts, High St & Market Sq, Old English | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Market square – Central block – Heritage Buildings

High Street No. 179-183 William Hill formerly Martins Bank – Heritage Building

Designed by the Arts and Crafts architect Ernest Newton (see our page here). The Martins Bank website provides some more pictures of the interior of the building, with an interesting note on the occasion: “For our Bromley Branch features, we … Continue reading

Posted in Arts And Crafts, High St North | Tagged , | Comments Off on High Street No. 179-183 William Hill formerly Martins Bank – Heritage Building

Arts and Crafts movement – imitation in the Suburbs

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

Posted in Arts And Crafts | Tagged | Comments Off on Arts and Crafts movement – imitation in the Suburbs

High Street No. 123, Marks and Spencers – Heritage Building Profile

“Wright Brothers’ attractive bow-windowed shop was taken over by a High Street chain store, who a few years ago took great trouble to reproduce in every detail

Posted in Arts And Crafts, High St & Broadway | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on High Street No. 123, Marks and Spencers – Heritage Building Profile

Arts And Crafts Movement in Bromley – Ernest Newton

The renowned architect Ernest Newton has built one of his best works in Bromley: The Royal Bell. Continue reading

Posted in Arts And Crafts, Local Architects, Local History | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Arts And Crafts Movement in Bromley – Ernest Newton

High Street No. 160, Victoria Chambers, now Primark’s Annex – Heritage Building Profile

This fine building is from the 1890s and built in the Arts & Crafts style with its characteristic Dutch influence. The blue plaque identifies it as the birthplace of the famous author HG Wells. Continue reading

Posted in Arts And Crafts, HG Wells locations, High St & Market Sq | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on High Street No. 160, Victoria Chambers, now Primark’s Annex – Heritage Building Profile

The Railway Tavern Public House – Heritage Building Profile

The Railway Tavern Public House was built in 1879, by Berney & Sons who also designed the Star & Garter public house in the High Street. On the side facing the station, there’s a panel with the initials N & … Continue reading

Posted in Arts And Crafts | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on The Railway Tavern Public House – Heritage Building Profile

198 High Street formally Pamphilons – Heritage Building Profile

Nos. 196-198 High Street was a dwelling house which became used as a wine merchant towards the end of the 18th century. George Pamphilon became the owner in 1865 and in 1876 he rebuilt the premises. The timber shopfront reflects … Continue reading

Posted in Arts And Crafts, High St North | Tagged , , | Comments Off on 198 High Street formally Pamphilons – Heritage Building Profile

194 High Street, the Partridge – Heritage Building Profile

The Partridge Public House stands at the junction of Church Road and was originally built for the National Provincial Bank in 1927 by architects Gunton & Gunton. It became a Public House in 1995. This building is a superb example … Continue reading

Posted in Arts And Crafts, High St North | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on 194 High Street, the Partridge – Heritage Building Profile