Lamorbey

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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 small district of Sidcup, in the London Borough of Bexley, north of Sidcup station. 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.

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.

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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