Plaistow, Bromley

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Plaistow, Bromley
Plaistow, Bromley is located in Greater London
Plaistow, Bromley
Plaistow, Bromley
Location within Greater London
Population15,122 (2011 Census. Plaistow and Sundridge Ward)[1]
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBR1
EU ParliamentLondon
London Assembly
List of places
51°24′48″N 0°00′56″E / 51.413369°N 0.015561°E / 51.413369; 0.015561Coordinates: 51°24′48″N 0°00′56″E / 51.413369°N 0.015561°E / 51.413369; 0.015561

Plaistow (/ˈplɑːst/ PLAHST-oh, /ˈplæst/ PLAST-oh, or /ˈplst/ PLAYST-oh[2][3][4]) is a village in the London Borough of Bromley, bordered by the London Borough of Lewisham to the north. It is within the Bromley post town and the BR postcode area. The main road in Plaistow is Burnt Ash Lane, part of the A2212 road which runs north to south between Grove Park and Bromley.

Plaistow was still countryside in the 1860s, when Bromley was still part of the county of Kent. Housing development began after the arrival of the railway. St Mary’s Church was consecrated in 1863 and enlarged three times between 1881 and 1900. The churchyard closed for burials in 1893 when Plaistow Cemetery opened.[5]


  1. ^ "Bromley Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  2. ^ Wells, J. C. (2008). Longman Pronunciation Dictionary, 3rd edn, Harlow, UK: Longman
  3. ^ Daniel Jones, Peter Roach, et al. (2011). Cambridge Pronouncing Dictionary, 18th edn, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press
  4. ^ Martha Figueroa-Clark,"BBC - Magazine Monitor: How to Say: Plaistow", BBC, 16 October 2009. Retrieved 2015-11-21.
  5. ^ "London Gardens Online, St Mary's Churchyard, Plaistow". London Parks and Gardens Trust. Retrieved 18 February 2013.