Barnehurst Methodist Church
Barnehurst shown within Greater London
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Barnehurst is a town and electoral ward north west Kent within the London Borough of Bexley. It lies north east of Bexleyheath, and 13.0 miles (20 km) east south-east of Charing Cross. It is separated from North Bexleyheath by the A220, Erith Road.
Barnehurst's name originates from the name of the railway station, which was so-named after Colonel Barne, who owned a local property, May Place House (and was vice-chairman of the railway company).
As in much of suburban London, Barnehurst railway station was opened to encourage building of houses. The Barnehurst Estate was built in 1926 and other building, mainly by W.H. Wedlock followed in the years after. A key landmark, just west of the station, is the Red Barn pub, a venue important to the survival of jazz in Britain immediately following the Second World War, largely due to the enthusiasm of pianist George Webb.
In 1920 the area became part of the Crayford Urban District of Kent. In 1965, under the London Government Act 1963, the urban district was abolished and its area transferred to Greater London to form part of the present-day London Borough of Bexley.
Most of Barnehurst is in the Barnehurst ward of the London Borough of Bexley – local Councillors are Richard Gillespie, Simon Windle, and Bill McEwen (all Conservative). The northernmost part of Barnehurst is in Colyers ward and part of one road, Eversley Avenue, lies within North End ward.
- For education in Barnehurst see the main London Borough of Bexley article
Sport and leisure
Transport and locale
The nearest station is Barnehurst railway station on the Bexleyheath line. Trains run between London Charing Cross, London Victoria or London Cannon Street, via Lewisham and Eltham to the west and Dartford railway station to the east. Some trains go to Slade Green, Crayford, Gravesend and Woolwich in peak hours. During off peak there are 12 trains per hour overall; 4 trains per hour to Dartford, 2 to London Charing Cross, 2 to London Victoria and 2 to London Cannon Street
There are 4 trains per hour on Sunday overall; 2 to Dartford and 2 to Charing Cross
- 89 – Lewisham Station and Slade Green Station
- 229 – Thamesmead Town Centre and Sidcup Queen Marys Hospital
- 99 – Bexleyheath shopping centre and Woolwich Beresford Street
- N89 – Erith Town Centre and Trafalgar Square
- 492 – Sidcup Station and Bluewater Shopping Centre
- Saint Martin of Tours, *(Saint Martin's), The Parish Church of Barnehurst, Erith Road. Vicar, The Rev'd. Gareth Bowen 01322 523344. http://www.achurchnearyou.com/saint-martins-barnehurst/
- Barnehurst Methodist Church, Risedale Road
- Lynhurst Chapel (first church building in Barnehurst Village)
- Selah Independent Baptist Church
- 3rd Barnehurst Scout Group, Risedale Road, Barnehurst. http://www.3rdbarnehurst.org.uk/
- 4th Barnehurst Scout Group, Erith Road, Barnehurst.
- Alan Godfrey Maps, commentary on Barnehurst map of 1897 accessed 27 June 2007
- http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10025746&c_id=10001043 visionofbritian.org.uk
- History of Barnehurst
- Bexley Local Studies Note 14 'Barnehurst' – a local history
- Profile from Hidden London
- Map of Crayford Urban District
- Reference to the death of George Webb, jazzman, in 2010