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Abbey Wood is located on the river Abbey Wood. The centre was arond Abbey Road and it was originally in the county of Kent. The name refers to Lesnes Abbey and Lesnes Abbey wood.


Norman & Medieval Abbey Wood

1178 Lesnes Abbey founded by Richard de Lucy for the Augustine order.
C13 Lesnes & Plumstead marsh encloed by monks
1450 many inhabitants joined cade¹s Rebellion.


Tudor Abbey Wood

Abbey closed.


Georgian Abbey Wood

Marshes used by Woolwich Arsenal


Victorian Abbey Wood

C19 Abbey Wood Railway Station opened on the North Kent Line.
1862 Southern Outfall Sewer completed (15 miles long).
1865 Crossness Pumping Station by Joseph William Bazalgette.
1890s Bostall Heath and Woods acquired for public use.


Modern Abbey Wood

1900-1909 1500 houses were built on Bostall Estate by the Royal Co-operative Society.
1906 New Pumping House opened at Belvedere Road
1908 St Michaels Church built.
1910 Abbey Wood Tram depot built.
1913 Plumstead garage built by London General on Wickham Lane.
1952 Abbey Wood Tram depot converted to a bus garage.
1956 LCC began to develop the Abbey Wood Estate.
1964 New drainage works opened at Belvedere Road.

 


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