Lamorbey

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Lamorbey
Lamorbey is located in Greater London
Lamorbey
Lamorbey
Location within Greater London
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSIDCUP
Postcode districtDA15
Dialling code020
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51°26′18″N 0°06′27″E / 51.438333°N 0.107549°E / 51.438333; 0.107549Coordinates: 51°26′18″N 0°06′27″E / 51.438333°N 0.107549°E / 51.438333; 0.107549

Lamorbey is a district of South East London in the London Borough of Bexley, located north of Sidcup. It borders the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Significant buildings in the area 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.

Holy Trinity Church
Ye Olde Black Horse Pub
27 Halfway Street, a Grade II listed building constructed in the early modern period
The Clockhouse in the Hollies housing estate

The principal road becomes Halfway Street and is flanked by old cottages and Ye Olde Black Horse pub, established in 1743, though rebuilt in 1892.[1] Lamorbey House, a listed building in a well maintained public park, houses Rose Bruford College. Lamorbey Park adjacent to the house contains large ponds where fishing continues. Sidcup Golf Course is located to its east, as are Hurstmere School and Chislehurst and 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.

Transport[edit]

Rail[edit]

The closest National Rail station is Sidcup with services to London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street via Lewisham, London Cannon Street via Woolwich Arsenal and to Gravesend.

Buses[edit]

Lamorbey is served by three Transport for London bus routes 51, 229 and 286.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bexley Pubs, The history of your local by James Packer. ISBN 9780902541337

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