Abbey Wood  Kent


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Abbey Wood like this:

ABBEY-WOOD, a hamlet in Erith parish, Kent; on the North Kent railway, 2¾ miles E of Woolwich. It is named from the Abbey of Lessness, about a mile distant; it has become a sort of metropolitan suburb; and it has a r. station with telegraph, and a postal pillar box.

Abbey Wood through time

Abbey Wood is now part of Bexley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Bexley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Abbey Wood itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Abbey Wood, in Bexley and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd October 2021

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