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Beckenham, Bromley

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Beckenham, Bromley

Beckenham is a town in the London Borough of Bromley, England. It is located 8.4 miles (13.5 km) south east of Charing Cross and 1.75 miles (2.8 km) west of Bromley town. Until the coming of the railway in 1857, Beckenham was a small village in the county of Kent with almost completely rural surroundings: once a family of entrepreneurs began the building of villas here, its population soared from 2000 to 26,000 during 1850-1900 and throughout the rest of the century.
Post townBECKENHAM
Administrative CountyBromley
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ3769
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionLondon
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020
Population82,000
 

Other names by which Beckenham, Bromley has been known in the past

Bacheham

Beckenham, Bromley in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Beckenham, par. and town with ry. sta., W. Kent, 2 miles W. of Bromley and 7 miles S. by E. of London, 3881 ac., pop. 13,045; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. It has an interesting church of 16th century. The seat of Beckenham Place is in the vicinity.

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