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Shortlands, Bromley

Shortlands is a ward of the London Borough of Bromley, located less than a mile from Bromley town centre. Historically, Shortlands was known as Clay Hill. It became known as Shortlands around 1800, after the fields which, at this point of the Ravensbourne river, ran at right angles up the slopes on either side. Suburban development began in 1863 with the sale of the Shortands House estate, making full advantage of the railway station opened in May 1858.
Post townBROMLEY
Administrative CountyBromley
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ3968
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020
Population(ward, 2001 census)

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

Shortlands, ry. sta., Kent, 1 mile W. of Bromley.

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