TQ4667 : Poverest Road

taken 5 years ago, near to St Mary Cray, Bromley, Great Britain

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Poverest Road
Poverest Road
Road linking St Mary Cray with Petts Wood. Old maps show a narrow lane leading from St Mary Cray to Poverest Farm, situated where Poverest Baptist Church (see TQ4667 : Poverest Road Baptist Church) now stands. However, although the present road followed the route of part of this lane, the section here was on the route of a footpath, the original lane following the route of what is now Marion Crescent.

The area was developed before or after the Second World War, although exact timing is unclear: the 1944 Kent XVI NE 6" map based on 1938 revisions has housing shown in outline, whereas the 1946 London Sheet T also based on 1938 revisions still shows open countryside. The former map shows this section as Sherwood Road, consistent with the Robin Hood theme of much of the area, with the Poverest Road name still being applied to the then largely undeveloped Marion Crescent. By the 1960s, the names had changed, presumably reflecting the through road status of Poverest Road.
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TQ4667, 149 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 17 August, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 28 November, 2016
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe  Health and social services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 464 677 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.3694N 0:6.2219E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 464 676
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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