Chelsfield

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Coordinates: 51°21′29″N 0°07′40″E / 51.358155°N 0.127800°E / 51.358155; 0.127800

Chelsfield
Chelsfield is located in Greater London
Chelsfield
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 Chelsfield shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ482642
London borough Bromley
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ORPINGTON
Postcode district BR6
Dialling code 01689
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Orpington
London Assembly Bexley and Bromley
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Chelsfield is a town in South East London, England within the London Borough of Bromley. It is located near the border of Greater London with Kent bordering the Sevenoaks District. It is located south east of Orpington.

History[edit]

The name is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Cillesfelle, meaning land of a man called Cēol.[1]

It formed an ancient parish, and later civil parish of 3,378 acres (14 km2), in Kent.[2] It was part of the Bromley Rural District from 1894.[2] The parish included Green Street Green and Pratt's Bottom and stretched as far as Cudham and Orpington.[2] The parish was abolished in 1934 and its former area became part of the Orpington parish and urban district.[3] In 1965 it was transferred to Greater London, to form part of the London Borough of Bromley.[3]

Transport[edit]

Chelsfield station serves the area with services to London Charing Cross via Grove Park and to Sevenoaks. Chelsfield is served by two Transport for London bus services, the R1 with services to St Pauls Cray via Orpington and to Green Street Green, also the R3 with services to Locksbottom via Petts Wood and Orpington.

Nearest Places[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mills, A., Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001)
  2. ^ a b c Vision of Britain - Chelsfield parish (historic boundaries)
  3. ^ a b Vision of Britain - Orpington parish