Lamorbey

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Lamorbey is a small district of Sidcup, in the London Borough of Bexley. The area is north of Sidcup station. Perhaps the most significant buildings are Holy Trinity Church, Lamorbey House and some of the original surviving buildings of The Hollies children's home (now converted to residential use). The oldest house in Sidcup, dating from 1452, can also be found in the district.

The principal road becomes Halfway Street and is flanked by old cottages and Ye Olde Black Horse pub which has been in existence since 1689, although rebuilt at the end of the 19th Century. Lamorbey House, a listed building in a well maintained public park houses Rose Bruford College. Also in the park adjacent to the House are large ponds where fishing continues. Sidcup Golf Course is located to its east as are Hurstmere Boys' School and Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School whose pupils wear distinctive purple blazers.

The district is typical suburbia, mainly built in the 1930s. Prior to that much of the land was used for the growing of hops—wild hops may still be found growing on the Old Farm Avenue allotments. Some farmbuildings were located next to Sidcup sorting office and included characteristic Kentish oast houses.

Other local landmarks are the clock house, pool and the former administrative block of The Hollies children's home (1901–1983) which is now at the heart of an up-market housing estate.

Education[edit]

For education in Lamorbey, see the main London Borough of Bexley article.

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Coordinates: 51°26′07″N 0°06′04″E / 51.43528°N 0.10111°E / 51.43528; 0.10111