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Downe, Bromley

Downe is a village in the London Borough of Bromley in London, UK. Downe is 3.4 miles south west of Orpington and 14.2 miles south east of Charing Cross. Downe lies on a hill, and much of the centre of the village is unchanged; the former village school now acts as the village hall. The word Downe originates from the Anglosaxon word doon, latterly down, hence the South and North Downs. When Charles Darwin moved there in 1842, the village was known as Down. Its name was changed later to Downe.
Administrative CountyBromley
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ4361
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code01689

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


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

Downe, or Down, par. and vil., W. Kent, 5½ milea SE. of Bromley, 1652 ac., pop. 555; P.O. called Down; contains the seat of Down House.

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