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Blackheath was originally a village in the county of Kent.


Roman Blackheath

Watling Street ran across Blackheath


Mediaeval Blackheath

1011-3 Danes camped at Blackheath
1381 Wat Tyler camped at Blackheath during the Peasant's Revolt. John Ball preached there
1415 Henry V greeted on return from his victory at Agincourt
1450 Followers of Jack Cade camped at Blackheath during rebellion


Tudor Blackheath

1497 Henry VII defeated Michael Joseph and the Cornish rebels


Stuart Blackheath

1608 First golf club the Royal Blackheath founded
1695 Morden College built on site of Wricklemarsh Estate


Georgian Blackheath

1807 Paragon finished by Michael Searles


Victorian Blackheath

1845 Blackheath Literary Institute opened
1849 Blackheath station opened for North Kent Railway
1863 Alexandra Hall (now Lloyds Bank)
1867 All Saints Church built on Blackheath
1870 Rink Hall opened (on site of post office)
1880 Blackheath School for Girls opened
1881 Conservatoire of Music opened


Modern Blackheath

1938 Blackheath Preservation Society founded
1954 Span flats built at The Priory


Book list:

Blackheath Centenary 1971 - N Rhind (1971)
Blackheath Village and its Environs Vol I - N Rhind (1976)
Blackheath Village and its Environs Vol II - N Rhind (1983)


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