Upton, Bexley

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Upton
Upton is located in Greater London
Upton
Upton
Location within Greater London
OS grid referenceTQ485755
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Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBEXLEYHEATH
Postcode districtDA6
Dialling code020
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51°27′32″N 0°08′10″E / 51.45900°N 0.13612°E / 51.45900; 0.13612Coordinates: 51°27′32″N 0°08′10″E / 51.45900°N 0.13612°E / 51.45900; 0.13612

Upton is an area of Bexleyheath in the London Borough of Bexley. It is also in the historic county of Kent.

Originally, it was a hamlet on Bexley Heath within the parish of Bexley. As the new settlement known as Bexleyheath developed from the late 19th century and the early 20th century, Upton became absorbed into the new town.

In 1860, Red House, the elegant brick and tile home designed by Philip Webb for William Morris, was built on the heath in Upton.[1] Red House is now preserved by the National Trust.

From 1887 to 1978, Upton had a hospital on Upton Road. The building was still there in 2019. [2]

Education[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Harvey; Jon Press. "Art, Enterprise and Ethics: Essays on the Life and Work of William Morris" (PDF). p. 2. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Bexley & Welling Hospital". LOST HOSPITALS OF LONDON. Retrieved 1 April 2019.