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Bromley North Station – Heritage Building Profile

Sometimes called Bromley’s ‘Toy Town’ station.  The current building dates from when the station was rebuilt, in Neo-Classical style, in 1925.  The original timber buildings which formed Bromley North had become shamefully run down.  It was designed by the Chief … Continue reading

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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

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College Slip, K2 Telephone Box & College Green Pocket Park – Heritage

College Slip is the passageway which follows the old college wall. In the latter part of the 19th century it was still a country lane leading to open fields. Continue reading

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High Street No. 260-262, The Swan and Mitre – Heritage Building Profile

The Swan & Mitre is an old coaching inn, of uncertain date but at least early 18th century, which was popular with carters carrying farm produce and fish, resting on their journey to the London markets. It dates mainly from … Continue reading

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Walters Yard – Heritage

Until the end of the 18th century the east side of the High Street from The Bell Inn northwards, including part of the side of the college, comprised land called Grete House. This was a large private estate now covered … Continue reading

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

Primark occupies Fred Meadhurst’s Department store, the name being visible high above the central entrance. Medhurst’s was a drapery shop, first occupying numbers 49 and 50 in the High Street, which was started in 1879 by Fred Medhurst. The business … Continue reading

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Market Square, The Charter Market – Heritage Buildings

Market Square is the centre of the Old Town which until the coming of the railway in 1858 comprised a single street.  It has been re-laid out, twice, in it’s history.

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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 replaced an ancient inn of the same name.  It was designed by Berney and Sons … Continue reading

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The Bishops Palace – Heritage building profile

These buildings were the Palace of the Bishops of Rochester. The present building is part 18th century. This article is only a small part of the extensive information on this lovely historic building.  It is to be hoped that the … Continue reading

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