Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Thames Tributary - Honeypot Stream flowing to Darent. Otford

Darent Tributary Honeypot Stream
The stream runs westwards towards the Darent

Post to the west Otford
Post to the south Greatness

M26
Motorway - under it is the Honeypot stream going to join the Darent

Long Lodge Lane
Leads to an ancient settlement originally in the middle of the Great Park of the Archbishops, and to a poultry farm.
Long Lodge Oast House
Long Lodge mill. Only a possible mill. This is because of something which looks as if it was a mill pond.

Nightingale Road
Recreation Ground
The Dynes. Abbeyfield Care Home.

Old Otford Road
This was the course of the A225 before it was diverted for the M26 motorway.
Cemetery
Willowbrook
Ladd’s House. Offices
Oxenhill Shaw
Small area of older woodland

Oxenhill Meadow
Nature reserve. In 1979 it was an arable field but now it has developed into chalk grassland, with trees and shrubs and including orchids.

Railway
Otford Junction. The original Bat & Ball route had opened on 2nd June 1862 as a single-track branch. Doubled in 1863, an eastward extension to Maidstone was added in 1874. The line spurred off at what became ‘’Otford Junction’’.

The Old Walk

Tudor Crescent
This was added at the lower end of Tudor Drive, with a variety of houses and bungalows from the 1940s

Vestry Road
Vestry Cottages - Victorian originally associated with the brickworks.
Bartram Farm, houses a light industrial estate
Vestry Industrial Estate. Developed in the 1960s on the brickworks site, later a landfill site operated by Southwark Vestry.

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