Coney Hall

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Coney Hall
Coney Hall is located in Greater London
Coney Hall
Coney Hall
Coney Hall shown within Greater London
OS grid referenceTQ394653
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWEST WICKHAM
Postcode districtBR4
Dialling code020
PoliceMetropolitan
FireLondon
AmbulanceLondon
EU ParliamentLondon
London Assembly
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51°22′12″N 0°00′06″E / 51.3699°N 0.0016°E / 51.3699; 0.0016Coordinates: 51°22′12″N 0°00′06″E / 51.3699°N 0.0016°E / 51.3699; 0.0016
The main shopping district.

Coney Hall is an area of south east London within the London Borough of Bromley. It borders the London Borough of Croydon. It lies north of New Addington.

The typical architecture comprises two-storey houses with polygonal bay windows and half-timbered gables.

One of many owner-occupied estates arising during the inter-War housing boom, it was built in the 1930s on hilly farmland south of West Wickham bought by the developers, Morrell Brothers, from Coney Hall Farm. In the previous decade, opposition to road developments adjacent to West Wickham Common and Hayes Common had left the area accessible only by steep and narrow lanes. In Coney Hall's early days. London Transport refused to provide a bus service, and a free private coach service connected the estate to the nearest railway station, Hayes.

The local football club, Coney Hall F.C. play in the Kent County League Premier Division.[1]

The Prime Meridian passes through Coney Hall.

History[edit]

Coney Hall Farm was first mentioned in the 17th century, when its lease stated that the tenant had the sole right to catch coneys (rabbits) on nearby Jackson’s Heath.[2]

Transport[edit]

Coney Hall is served by several Transport for London bus services connecting it with areas including Biggin Hill, Bromley, Croydon, Eltham, Hayes, Orpington, Purley, New Addington and West Wickham. The closest rail link to Coney Hall is at West Wickham station.

Public Spaces[edit]

  • Coney Hall Recreation ground (Tennis courts, Playground and green space) [3]
  • The Assembly Halls (Community centre) [4]
  • Well Wood (Woods and green space)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/coneyhallfc/#
  2. ^ "Coney Hall - Hidden London". hidden-london.com. Retrieved 2017-03-27.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 June 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.bromley.gov.uk/directory_record/1210158/assembly_halls_-_west_wickham