Green Street Green
The name originates from La Grenestrete c.1290, meaning the green or grassy hamlet. It is recorded as Greenstreet Green in 1819, the addition of the suffix Green, referring to a village green. Green Street Green Primary School is located in the area The village did not historically form a parish of its own, instead forming part of the parishes of Farnborough and Chelsfield.
The Parish Church
Green Street Green falls under the Parish of Green Street Green and Pratt's Bottom in the diocese of Rochester. The Parish Church is St Mary's Green Street Green. It was built in the early 20th century and recently underwent some work on both inside and out to make it more accessible. The church plays an important role in the village, with many of the local schools' governors regularly attending it. The church's creative art group recently created a willow structure, placed on the top of the church, in the shape of a man reaching to the heavens, which has been a large attraction to the church. The vicar is Reverend Karl Carpani.
Green Street Green Baptist Church
Green Street Green's Baptist church, know to members as "The Green" is a pivotal part of the local community. It holds youth events such as the popular worship event "Encounter" and does work within the community with the young people from St Mary's Church in an initiative called "Liberation".
Pubs, Restaurants and coffee houses
Green Street Green has a number of pubs, restaurants and coffee houses. The Bombay (Curry House) is an award winning Indian restaurant. Belmondo, situated in the premises formerly occupied by Spoons, is a coffee house offering coffee and sandwiches.
The closest railway link to the area is Chelsfield station. Green Street Green is served by several Transport for London Bus services linking it with areas including Orpington ( R1, R5, R8, R10, R11 and 358), Bromley (358), Knockholt (R5 and R10), Sidcup (R1 and R11), Beckenham (358) and Crystal Palace (358). There is also a non-London bus (402) that operates from Bromley to Tunbridge Wells via Sevenoaks.
- Mills, A., Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001)
- Bartholomew, J., Gazetteer of the British Isles, (1887)
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