Heritage In Bromley

Bromley has a history going back over a thousand years (the manor of Bromleage was given to the bishops of Rochester in 900s AD) and we are fortunate that quite a few of the market town, Civic Pride era buildings, still survive:

Heritage Buildings of Bromley

Move the mouse over the map to select a heritage building (in colour). Then you can click through to the info and old pictures of it.

Heritage Buildings of Bromley
Royal Bell Bishops Palace, Moat, Icehouse & St Blaises Well School of Art & Science Old Town Hall of 1907 and 1937 extension Stanley Hawkins Fire Station Former Magistrates Court Swan and Mitre public house First Church of Christ Scientist Bromley North Station Bromley and Sheppard C17 Colleges Railway Tavern Primark formally Medhursts The Star And Garter Public House Former Dunns Building Market Square buildings Picture House Cinema

Royal Bell

Royal Bell

The Royal Bell - This elegant Queen Anne style Arts & Crafts building was designed by Ernest Newton.  The establishment has been on the High Street since the 1660s.

Bishops Palace, Moat, Icehouse & St Blaises Well

Victorian Georgian-style facaded building

Bishops Palace: Bromley, or Broomleag, was a manor belonging to the bishops of Rochester since the 900sAD, most of the old Palace is a Victorian facade on a 18th Century building

The Moat, The Icehouse, and St Blaise's Well

School of Art & Science

stylish copper green cupula on hexagonal tower

School of Art & Science, also contained a free library at some point.

Old Town Hall of 1907 and 1937 extension

slate roofed, brick with stone pointing, 2-storey with round columned porch

These beautiful Edwardian buildings date from the Era of Civic Pride.  The Old Town Hall (1907) and Town Hall Extension (1937) were built when the town grew too big to be run by the Vestry

Stanley Hawkins Fire Station

three storey fire station with striking brick and stone stripes

The borough engineer designed this building in a striking twist on the Neo Georgian architecture favoured at the time, in 1905, see more at our post.

Swan and Mitre public house

collection of 1 and 2 storey buildings

The Swan and Mitre is an old coaching inn, at the northern end of the high street.  Though the building dates back to the 17th or 18th Century, most of the current frontage is Victorian.  See more at our post...

First Church of Christ Scientist

A Striking octagonal building built in 1928 by E Braxton Sinclair. See our post...

Bromley North Station

Charming Neo-Classical building, rebuilt from the original wooden station by Southern Rail in 1925.  See more at our post here.

Bromley and Sheppard C17 Colleges

17th Century colleges built to house the widows and spinsters of Clergy, and still house retired vicars and their families today, see our post about it here...

Railway Tavern

A delightful Arts & Crafts building from 1879, by Berney & Sons.  Incorporates glazed tiles, porch, and lots of shell motifs from the heraldic device of the Bishops of Rochester (former Lords of the Manor).

Primark formally Medhursts

pale stone 4 storey art deco shop

The former Medhursts building, the emporium of Fred Medhurst that attracted well heeled clientele for miles about, see our post here...

The Star And Garter Public House

An Art and Crafts fantasy building from in 1898 and was designed by Berney and Sons for Nalder and Collyer, a local Croydon brewer, it's complete with balcony and turret.  See our post here...

Former Dunns Building

locally listed, 1960s pleasantly proportioned building after 1920s black-and-white buildings was bombed in WW2, see our post...

Market Square buildings

snowy street n black n white building

There has been a market in Bromley since 1205. These attractive 1932 Arts and Crafts buildings replace two previous buildings as part of a remodelling of Market Square, see our post...

Picture House Cinema

The recently refurbished Picturehouse Cinema, see our post here...

There’s also a collection of pictures of our heritage buildings in Bromley town centre:

Heritage Walk Bromley North
Arts And Crafts Movement In Bromley…
Heritage Buildings of the Broadway High Street
Market Square