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Coney Hall is an area of Greater London within the London Borough of Bromley. It is located south west of Bromley, and lies close to the border of the London Borough of Croydon.

Coney Hall
Coney Hall is located in Greater London
Coney Hall
Coney Hall
Location within Greater London
OS grid referenceTQ394653
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWEST WICKHAM
Postcode districtBR4
Dialling code020
PoliceMetropolitan
FireLondon
AmbulanceLondon
EU ParliamentLondon
London Assembly
List of places
UK
England
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51°22′12″N 0°00′06″E / 51.3699°N 0.0016°E / 51.3699; 0.0016Coordinates: 51°22′12″N 0°00′06″E / 51.3699°N 0.0016°E / 51.3699; 0.0016
The main shopping district.

The typical architecture comprises two-storey houses with polygonal bay windows and half-timbered gables.

One of many owner-occupied estates arising during the inter-War housing boom, it was built in the 1930s on hilly farmland south of West Wickham bought by the developers, Morrell Brothers, from Coney Hall Farm. In the previous decade, opposition to road developments adjacent to West Wickham Common and Hayes Common had left the area accessible only by steep and narrow lanes. In Coney Hall's early days. London Transport refused to provide a bus service, and a free private coach service connected the estate to the nearest railway station, Hayes.

The local football club, Coney Hall F.C. once played as high as the Combined Counties League Premier Division, but folded in 2016.[1]

The Prime Meridian passes through Coney Hall.

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HistoryEdit

Coney Hall Farm was first mentioned in the 17th century, when its lease stated that the tenant had the sole right to catch coneys (rabbits) on nearby Jackson’s Heath.[2]

TransportEdit

RailEdit

The nearest National Rail station to Coney Hall is Hayes station.

BusesEdit

Public SpacesEdit

  • Coney Hall Recreation ground (Tennis courts, Playground, Skatepark[3] and green space) [4]
  • The Assembly Halls (Community centre) [5]
  • Well Wood (Woods and green space)[6]

41.61 acres (16.84 ha) The Well Wood consists of ancient semi-natural woodland with oak, ash, hazel, yew, sweet chestnut, field maple, hawthorn, Douglas fir and larch, containing masses of wood anemones and wood sorrel, followed by a carpet of bluebells and is frequented by bats, badgers, foxes, owls, woodpeckers, buzzards and many other birds.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/ConeyFc/status/711289744735531008
  2. ^ "Coney Hall - Hidden London". hidden-london.com. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Guide to Coney Hall Skatepark". The Skateparks Project. 9 September 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 June 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.bromley.gov.uk/directory_record/1210158/assembly_halls_-_west_wickham
  6. ^ "Well Wood | Explore woods | The Woodland Trust". www.woodlandtrust.org.uk. Retrieved 18 December 2018.