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Originally, it was on fertile, south- and west-facing slopes, below the main heathland/pasture of the parish of Bexley. As the town known as Bexleyheath arose during the late 19th century and in early half of the next century, Upton became absorbed into it.
From 1887 to 1978, it was heavily associated with a hospital on Upton Road. The building was still there in 2019.
1945 Ordnance Survey map showing Upton to the right (east) of Danson Park.
References and footnotes
- Edward Hasted. "Parishes: Bexley," in The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 2, (Canterbury: W. Bristow, 1797), 162-183. British History Online, accessed March 9, 2021, http://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-kent/vol2/pp162-183.
- Charles Harvey; Jon Press. "Art, Enterprise and Ethics: Essays on the Life and Work of William Morris". p. 2. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
- "Bexley & Welling Hospital". LOST HOSPITALS OF LONDON. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
- Few regional maps show Upton today. It is not a parish. It is seldom used in local government ward names, and when doing so is a vague, greater allusion.
- A description of 1797 of Bexley includes in Bexley "the several seats of Lamienby, Blendon, and Danson, and the several small hamlets of Hurst, Halfway-street, Bridgen, Blendon, Upton, and Welling...and among the woods, at the western extremity, that of Blacksen, the manor of which...the seats of Mount and Dale Mascal; and...Hallplace".