Searching for "NEW BECKENHAM"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    BROMLEY Kent new town hall, good inns, a church, three dissenting chapels, a college for clergymen's widows, a National school, and a literary institute. The church is chiefly perpendicular English, mainly rebuilt in 1829, and consisting of nave, chancel, and aisles; has, at the west end, an ancient embattled tower, surmounted by a cupola; and contains a Norman font, a brass of 1356, a monument of Dr. Hawkesworth, the chief writer of the "Adventure," and the graves of Bishop Pearce, Bishop Tonge, and the wife of Dr. Johnson. The college is a large brick structure, founded in 1666, by Bishop Warner Imperial
    Beckenham, Chelsfield, Chiselhurst, Crayford, Footscray, North Cray, St. Paul's-Cray, and Keston; the vicarages of Addington, Bexley, Croydon, Cudham, Dartford, Erith, Hayes, Horton-Kirby, Orpington, Sutton-at-Home, West-Wickham, and Wilmington; and the p. curacies of Bexley-Heath, Bromley, Trinity-Bromley, Sidcup, St. Mary-Cray, Crocken-Hill, Southend-Croyden, Broadgreen-Croyden, Croyden-Common, Norwood-Croyden, South Norwood-Croyden, Shirley-Croyden, Downe, Farnborough, and Lamorbey. The deanery of North Malling includes the rectories of Addington, Allington, Barming, Ditton, Hunton, Leybourne, Mereworth, Netthestead, West Barming, Offham, West Peckham, and Trotterscliffe; the vicarages of Birling, East Farleigh, West Farleigh, Hadlow, East Imperial
    CROYDON Surrey Beckenham branch of the Southeastern comes in near the Brighton on the E; and there are three stations, one for the Brighton line, one for the Wimbledon and Epsom branches, and one for the Beckenham and Sydenham branch. A horse railway, from Merstham, through Croydon, to Wandsworth, was formed in 1801-3; an atmospheric railway also was tried; and a canal from Croydon to Deptford gave place to the Croydon and London railway, which became amalgamated with the Brighton. The original town stood farther west than the present one; was long thought to have been the Noviomagus of the Romans Imperial
    KENT Kent KENT , a maritime county; bounded on the N, by the Thames and the German ocean; on the E, by the Imperial
    LONDON London
    new works constructed, to relieve the pressure on it; and has, in connexion with it, the remarkably large and splendid hotel noticed in our section on Structure.-The London, Chatham, and Dover company were authorized in 1860 to make three extensions in connexion with the metropolis; the first a railway 4 miles and 21 chains in length, from a junction at Beckenham Imperial
    Beckenham with the Farnborough extension of the West End and Crystal Palace to Herne-Hill, with two junctions into the Brighton and South Coast at Penge,- a line of 4 miles and 32 chains from the preceding at Herne-Hill, across the Thames at Blackfriars, to the eastward side of Faringdon-street, with two junctions into the Metropolitan respectively near Victoria-street and at Smithfield,-and a line of 2 miles and 65 chains from Herne-Hill into connexion with the Victoria Station and Pimlico at Battersea, with a short junction into the Southwestern at Battersea, and another short junction Imperial
    New Beckenham Kent New Beckenham , ry. sta., Beckenham, Kent, 8 miles SE. of London Bridge. Bartholomew
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