Blendon, London

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Blendon
Blendon is located in Greater London
Blendon
Blendon
Location within Greater London
Population10,910 (2011 Census. Blendon and Penhill Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ478742
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBEXLEY
Postcode districtDA5
Dialling code020
PoliceMetropolitan
FireLondon
AmbulanceLondon
EU ParliamentLondon
London Assembly
List of places
UK
England
London
51°26′49″N 0°07′25″E / 51.447053°N 0.123575°E / 51.447053; 0.123575Coordinates: 51°26′49″N 0°07′25″E / 51.447053°N 0.123575°E / 51.447053; 0.123575

Blendon is an area of South East London within the London Borough of Bexley, located between Bexleyheath and Sidcup.

It is probably named after the Bladindon family who owned land in the area.[2] Blendon Hall was built in 1763, but was sold to a local housing developer in 1929 and eventually demolished to make way for suburban housing.[3] Today the area is a middle-class residential district with a small row of shops along the western stretch of Blendon Road.

Transport[edit]

Rail[edit]

The closest National Rail station to Blendon is Albany Park.

Buses[edit]

Albany Park is served by four Transport for London bus services.

Nearby Areas[edit]

Blendon borders Bexleyheath to the north and north east, Bexley to the east, Albany Park to the south east, south and south west, Blackfen to the west and Welling to the north west.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bexley Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  2. ^ Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetteer, p 48.
  3. ^ Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetteer, p 48.