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High Street No. 208-214 former Tunnel Shoes – Heritage Buildings

The former 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 … Continue reading

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Market Square The Old New Townhall – Heritage Buildings

Neo-Gothic brick new ‘Town Hall’ built by the new Lord of the Manor in the 1863 at his own cost Continue reading

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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

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High Street No. _72-80, Bromley House Parade – Heritage Building Profile

Bromley House Parade of shops was built about 1930 when this part of the High Street was developed.  The rows of shops on this side of the High Street replaced a line of fine villas that overlooked the Ravensbourne valley. … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Former Town Hall extension – Heritage Building Profile

The neo-Georgian style former Town Hall extension (now Exchequer House) in Widmore Road, was built in 1938-39 and designed by Charles Cowles-Voysey (see wiki), well known for his work on town hall and public buildings in the 1920’s and 1930’s. He … Continue reading

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Former School of Art & Science (now the Clockhouse) – Heritage Building Profile

The School of Science and Art stands opposite the Edwardian Town Hall. The external relief terracotta panels include representations of science and art. The original building was designed by John Sulman and was built in 1878 by J C Arnauld … Continue reading

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Former Town Hall – Heritage Building Profile

The former Town Hall in Tweedy Road was built in 1906 by R Frank Atkinson in a neo-Wren style. The hipped slate roof has a central cupola constructed in timber, set above a fine entrance porch. Officially opened by Mayor … Continue reading

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Community House (former Magistrates Court) – Heritage Building Profile

Fine Art Deco brick and stone building with portico and cupula. By architect C Cowles Voysey in 1939, and forming part of an identifiable group of public buildings Continue reading

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