Bickley is a residential area and ward in the London Borough of Bromley, England. It is a suburban development situated 10.4 miles (16.7 km) south-east of Charing Cross.
Bickley is a very popular residential area, known for its large and expensive houses. It lies between Bromley to the west, Chislehurst to the north-east and Petts Wood to the south-east. It is unusual that for a well-known place with its own railway station, its only shops are a handy local parade at the junction of The Fairway and Southborough Lane. Bickley station earned the dubious honour of being proclaimed the most vandalised station in England; incidents skyrocketed from three in 2001 to 87 in 2006, a rise of 2800%, according to the Daily Mail.
Notable residents[change | change source]
- David Bowie (1947-2016), musician, lived at 106 Canon Road from 1953 to 1954.
- Colin Cowdrey, Baron Cowdrey of Tonbridge (1932–2000) Cricket player, lived on Hawthorne Road until about 1965.[source?]
- Florence Farr (1860–1917), religious writer and playwright, was born in Bickley.
- Norman Fulton (1909–1980), composer, lived in Bickley.
- Evelyn Hellicar (1862–1929), architect.[source?]
- Gertrude Hermes (1901–1983) wood engraver, print maker and sculptor, born in Bickley.
- Ethel Hurlbatt, principal of Bedford College, London, born in Bickley.
- Pixie Lott (born 1991), singer-songwriter, spent part of her childhood in Bickley.
- Ernest Newton (1856–1921), architect who designed many houses in the area.
- Charles Henry Bourne Quennell (1872–1935), architect of the Bickley development and writer, lived at 9 The Avenue.
- Marjorie Quennell née Courtnay (1884–1972), artist, writer and museum curator, wife of CHB Quennell.
- Peter Quennell (1905–1993), biographer, literary historian, editor, essayist, poet, and critic, son of CHB Quennell.
- John Wells (1761–1846), of Bickley Hall, High Sheriff of Kent. MP for Maidstone.
Its railway station is Bickley railway station.
Transport and local[change | change source]
Nearest places[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Ray Massey: 'Commuters shunning stations in fear of thugs and vandals
- ↑ Palmer, Jim (11 January 2016). "18 south east London places where David Bowie lived, learned and played". News Shopper. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
- ↑ Wise, Caroline. "Florence Farr, Priestess and Adept". Fellowship of Isis. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
- ↑ National Library of Scotland archive
- ↑ James Hamilton (2004). Hermes, Gertrude Anna Bertha (1901–1983). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved January 2014. (subscription required)
- ↑ Badham, Sophie (2004). "Hurlbatt, Ethel". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/48440. ISBN 978-0-19-861412-8. Retrieved 29 August 2020. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- ↑ "Pixie Lott Singer HD Wallpapers". papershd.com. Archived from the original on 15 April 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
- ↑ Denigan, James (2004). "Quennell, Sir Peter Courtney". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/53167. ISBN 978-0-19-861412-8. Retrieved 29 August 2020. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)