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Chislehurst
Chislehurst
(/ˈtʃɪzəlˈhɜːrst/) is an affluent suburban district in south east London, England, within the London Borough of Bromley. It borders the London Boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich, and lies east of Bromley
Bromley
and south west of Sidcup. It is 10.5 miles (16.9 km) south east of Charing Cross.

Contents

1 Toponymy 2 Present features

2.1 Camden Place

3 Past features 4 Education 5 Notable residents 6 Places of worship 7 Transport

7.1 Rail 7.2 Bus

8 Nearby Areas 9 References

Toponymy[edit] The name "Chislehurst" is derived from the Saxon words cisel 'gravel', and hyrst 'wooded hill'. Present features[edit]

Royal Parade

St Nicholas' Church and Charles A Janson Memorial Drinking Fountain

Chislehurst Caves
Chislehurst Caves
entrance

Chislehurst
Chislehurst
is regarded as an affluent area and one of the most expensive places to live in South East London. Chislehurst
Chislehurst
West may be found by going towards Mottingham
Mottingham
and this area includes the biggest of the ponds and the High Street which has many pubs and restaurants. Chislehurst
Chislehurst
West was previously known as "Pricking" and "Prickend". A local attraction is Chislehurst
Chislehurst
Caves. The caves are considered to be of very ancient origin. They were originally used to mine flint and chalk. During World War II, thousands of people used them nightly as an air raid shelter. There is even a chapel. One child was born in the caves during World War II, and was given a middle name of 'Cavena'.[2] The caves have also been used as a venue for live music; Jimi Hendrix, the Who and the Rolling Stones have all played there. Chislehurst
Chislehurst
is one of the starting points for the Green Chain Walk, linking to places such as Crystal Palace, Erith, the Thames Barrier and Thamesmead. Chislehurst
Chislehurst
is home to the Derwent House, designed by William Willett. Chislehurst Common (and nearby St Paul's Cray
St Paul's Cray
Common) were saved from development in 1888 following campaigns by local residents. They were a popular destination for bank holiday trips in the early 20th century, and now provide a valuable green space. Nearby Petts Wood, Hawkwood and Scadbury have also been preserved as open spaces following local campaigns. Camden Place[edit]

Camden Place in 2011

Camden Place (now Chislehurst
Chislehurst
Golf Club, 51° 24′ 40.05″N 0° 3′ 55.69″E ) takes its name from the antiquary William Camden, who lived in the former house on the site from c.1609 until his death in 1623. The present house was built shortly before 1717, and was given a number of additions in the late 18th and very early 19th centuries by the architect George Dance the younger.[3] In about 1760, the house and estate were bought by Charles Pratt, the Attorney General, and later Lord Chancellor. Pratt was ennobled in 1765, taking the title Baron Camden, of Camden Place: in 1786 he was created Earl Camden. The house is a Grade II* listed building. [4]

A later occupant of the house, from 1871 until his death there in 1873, was the exiled French Emperor, Napoleon III. His body and that of the Prince Imperial were originally buried in St Mary's Church, before being removed to St Michael's Abbey, Farnborough.[5] The Emperor's widow, the Empress Eugénie, remained at Camden Place until 1885. There is a memorial to Napoléon Eugène on Chislehurst
Chislehurst
Common, and the area's connections with the imperial family are found in many road names and in the local telephone code, 467, which in its earlier format corresponded to the letters IMP (for imperial). Past features[edit] The Chislehurst
Chislehurst
civil parish formed an urban district of Kent
Kent
from 1894 to 1934.[6] In 1934 it became part of the Chislehurst
Chislehurst
and Sidcup Urban District,[7] which was split in 1965 between the London boroughs of Bromley
Bromley
and Bexley. The Walsingham family, including Christopher Marlowe's patron, Sir Thomas Walsingham and Queen Elizabeth I's spymaster, Francis Walsingham, had a home in Scadbury Park, now a nature reserve in which the ruins of the house can still be seen.[8] A water tower used to straddle the road from Chislehurst
Chislehurst
to Bromley until it was demolished in 1963 as one of the last acts of the Chislehurst
Chislehurst
and Sidcup
Sidcup
UDC. It marked the entrance to the Wythes Estate in Bickley, but its narrow archway meant that double-decker buses were not able to be used on the route. Education[edit]

Bullers Wood School (all-girls) Chislehurst
Chislehurst
School for Girls Coopers School Farrington's School Chislehurst
Chislehurst
C of E Primary School Edgebury Primary School Red Hill Primary School Mead Road Infant School

Notable residents[edit]

Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, President of France 1848–52, Emperor of the French 1854–70. William Camden
William Camden
(1551–1623), antiquary, historian, and Clarenceux King of Arms, lived in the house later known as Camden Place from c.1609 until his death there in 1623. Malcolm Campbell, former land and water speed record holder, was born in Chislehurst
Chislehurst
and is buried in St. Nicholas Parish Church next to his parents. George Somers Leigh Clarke
George Somers Leigh Clarke
(1822–1882), eminent architect lived at Walpole, Manor Park. He is buried in the St Nicholas' churchyard. Richmal Crompton, author of the Just William
Just William
series of books. John Hemming-Clark, author of the Horace Horrise series of books and others.[9] E. J. May
E. J. May
(1853–1941), architect, lived locally and designed a number of local buildings. Countess of Teba and Empress of France, Eugénie de Montijo. Charles Pratt (1714–1794), Baron Camden from 1765 and 1st Earl Camden from 1786, Attorney General, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and Lord Chancellor, lived at Camden Place from c.1760. Siouxsie Sioux, singer, most famous for being in the band Siouxsie and the Banshees Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney
Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney
is buried in St Nicholas's Church, Chislehurst. He was an owner of Scadbury Park, and the city of Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia
is named after him. Sir Francis Walsingham, spymaster to Elizabeth I, and his son, Sir Thomas Walsingham. Alan Watts, philosopher, born and raised in Chislehurst, moved to the United States in 1938. William Willett, a campaigner for daylight saving time, lived most of his adult life in Chislehurst. Ted Willis, creator of Dixon of Dock Green. William Hyde Wollaston, chemist and physicist who discovered rhodium and palladium.

Places of worship[edit]

St Nicholas' Church

Chislehurst
Chislehurst
Baptist Church St Patrick's Catholic Church Christ Church Chislehurst Elmstead Baptist Church Chislehurst
Chislehurst
Methodist Church The Annuncation St. Nicholas< Darul Uloom Mosque and School Ichthus Christian Fellowship St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, original burial place of Napoleon III and his son the Prince Imperial (killed when acting as an observer in the Boer War)

Transport[edit] Rail[edit] Chislehurst station
Chislehurst station
links the area with National Rail
National Rail
services to London Charing Cross
Charing Cross
and to Sevenoaks via Orpington. Bus[edit]

61 to Bromley
Bromley
North via Orpington 160 to Catford
Catford
via Eltham
Eltham
and to Sidcup 161 to North Greenwich
Greenwich
via Eltham
Eltham
and Woolwich 162 to Eltham
Eltham
and to Beckenham
Beckenham
Junction via Bromley 269 to Bexleyheath
Bexleyheath
via Sidcup
Sidcup
and to Bromley
Bromley
North 273 to Lewisham
Lewisham
via Grove Park and to Petts Wood R7 to Chelsfield
Chelsfield
Village via Orpington

Nearby Areas[edit] Chislehurst
Chislehurst
borders New Eltham
Eltham
to the north, Sidcup
Sidcup
to the north east and east, St Paul's Cray
St Paul's Cray
to the south east, Petts Wood
Petts Wood
to the south, Bickley
Bickley
to the south west, Elmstead to the west and Mottingham
Mottingham
to the north west. References[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chislehurst.

^ " Bromley
Bromley
Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 October 2016.  ^ The baby was christened Rose Cavena Wakeman according to the official guides. Birth records show that a baby called Rose L.C. Wakeman was born in Chislehurst
Chislehurst
in 1946, which is consistent with the story. ^ Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner, London 2: South, Buildings of England
England
(Harmondsworth, 1983), p. 180. ^ "Name: CAMDEN PLACE List entry Number: 1064325". English Heritage. Retrieved 25 January 2018.  ^  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Chislehurst". Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 247.  ^ Vision of Britain - Chilsehurst UD (historic map) ^ Vision of Britain - Chislehurst
Chislehurst
and Sidcup
Sidcup
UD (historic map) ^ Friends of Scadbury Park ^ "MEDIA - IN YOU GO! by John Hemming-Clark". www.inyougo.webeden.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 

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London Borough of Bromley

Districts

Anerley Aperfield Beckenham Berry's Green Bickley Biggin Hill Bromley Bromley
Bromley
Common Broom Hill Chelsfield Chislehurst Crystal Palace Cudham Downe Eden Park Elmers End Elmstead Farnborough Foxbury Goddington Green Street Green Hayes Hazelwood Hockenden Horns Green Keston Leaves Green Locksbottom Longlands Luxted Mottingham New Beckenham Orpington Park Langley Penge Petts Wood Plaistow Poverest Pratt's Bottom Ruxley St Mary Cray St Paul's Cray Shortlands Single Street Southborough South Street Sundridge Sydenham Upper Norwood West Wickham Widmore

Attractions

Bromley
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Museum Chislehurst
Chislehurst
Caves Churchill Theatre Crofton Roman Villa Crystal Palace Museum Down House Wickham Theatre

Parks and open spaces

Betts Park Bromley
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Wood Chislehurst
Chislehurst
Common Covet Wood Crystal Palace Park Cuckoo Wood Cudham
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Frith Darrick Wood Elmstead Wood Hayes Common High Elms Country Park Jubilee Country Park Kelsey Park Norman Park Poverest
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Constituencies

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and Chislehurst Lewisham
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