Tag Archives: High Street

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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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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Press Release – 20-storey Tower over former Maplins at 66-70 High Street

BROMLEY CIVIC SOCIETY Press Release S2 Estates have put in an application for a 20 storey tower on the site of the former Maplins store.  Their supporting statement said that it felt it would help locals find the High Street. … Continue reading

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High Street No. 162 Medhursts, now Primark – Heritage Building Profile

The building now occupied by Primark, was built as a high-end department store for Fred Meadhurst’s.  The name ‘Medhurst’ is inscribed high above the central entrance.   Medhurst’s started in 1879 as a drapery shop by Fred Medhurst, and built … Continue reading

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High Street No. 180-184 High Street (HSBC Bank) – Heritage Building Profile

This classy building was erected in 1888 by the local butcher David Harris. It was designed by Walter Albert Williams and built in the Flemish style. 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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95-109 High Street (Clarke’s) Aberdeen Buildings– Heritage building profile

Aberdeen Buildings – this distinctive high profile parade was built in 1887 by a local butcher, Amos Borer (presumably named after the top quality breed of Beef Cattle!).  His premises was the end shop (which was “No 1 Aberdeen Buildings” … Continue reading

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54-62 High Street (Laura Ashley’s) – Heritage building profile

Better known as the Laura Ashley shop.  Parade of brick and stone Art Deco style with folds decoration, built for Woolfe and Hollander.  It was built in the 1930s when this side of the high street was developed. The Woolfe … Continue reading

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70 High Street Bromley (former Maplins) – Heritage building profile

70 High Street Bromley was built in the “New Georgian” style in the 1930s.  At this time, the lower high street was being redeveloped.  It was the home of the “Fifty Shilling Tailors” Bromley branch.

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