Tag Archives: Arts And Crafts

BCS talk: From the Vestry to the Palace – Thurs 21 March

This talk will cover the story of local government in Bromley; the buildings, the architecture and what the future might hold. The talk will take place at the Parish rooms, Church Road, Bromley BR2 0EG Thursday 21 March 2019 at … Continue reading

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No 123 High Street, 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

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Arts And Crafts Movement in Bromley – Ernest Newton

In Bromley, the renowned architect Ernest Newton has built one of his best works, The Royal Bell on the High Street This lovely red brick building has Queen Anne style plaster initials and designs, and gracious bay windows.  Originally it … Continue reading

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Victoria Chambers, now Primark’s Annex, 160 High Street – Heritage Building Profile

Primark annex next to Mothercare occupies Victoria Chambers, a fine building from the 1890s in the Arts & Crafts style with its characteristic Dutch influence. With the building of a new section of road called the ‘New Cut’ in 1832, … Continue reading

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Historic Architecture Talk on February 28th: Venue Change

Please note that the venue for Benedict O’Looney’s talk on historic architecture in south London has been changed to the Small Hall, Bromley Central Library (see below). Benedict will also speak about progress with the current plan to restore the … Continue reading

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173-177 High Street, The Royal Bell – Heritage Building Profile

The Royal Bell is a beautiful Queen Anne style Arts and Crafts style building just north of market square. The architect was the renowned Ernest Newton and it is Grade II listed. This range of buildings was rebuilt in 1898 on the … Continue reading

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The Star And Garter – Heritage building profile

One of the best Arts and Crafts buildings around, with extravagant turret, balcony and decoration. The Star & Garter Inn was constructed in 1898 and was designed by Berney and Sons for Nalder and Collyer, a local Croydon brewer.  It … Continue reading

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