Leaves Green

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Leaves Green
Leaves Green 008.jpg
The village sign incorporating the coal tax post
Leaves Green is located in Greater London
Leaves Green
Leaves Green
Location within Greater London
OS grid referenceTQ414616
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKESTON
Postcode districtBR2
London Assembly
List of places
51°20′07″N 0°01′46″E / 51.335384°N 0.02952°E / 51.335384; 0.02952Coordinates: 51°20′07″N 0°01′46″E / 51.335384°N 0.02952°E / 51.335384; 0.02952

Leaves Green is a village in Greater London within the London Borough of Bromley.

The village lies on the Bromley to Westerham road (A233), adjacent to the north-western perimeter of Biggin Hill Airport. It is some 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Bromley and 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Biggin Hill.[1]

Coal tax post on the village green. The sign can be seen in the background.

Leaves Green village has a large (and eponymous) village green which straddles the A233. This is the location for one of London's coal tax posts (number 186) which formerly denoted the boundary of the area in which the City of London Corporation was empowered to collect duty on coal.[2] [3] The post is also depicted on the village sign.

Local politics[edit]

Leaves Green is in the Orpington constituency, the safest Conservative Parliamentary seat in London.

One councillor is elected every four years to Bromley London Borough Council. To date, the Darwin ward has only been represented by representatives from the Conservative Party.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2007). OS Explorer Map 147 – Sevenoaks & Tonbridge. ISBN 978-0-319-23927-8.
  2. ^ "Coal tax posts". City of London Corporation. Archived from the original on 23 January 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  3. ^ Nail, Martin. "The boundary marks today: List of extant marks". City posts: the coal duties of the City of London and their boundary marks. Retrieved 25 January 2012.