Stop 18: Bull Lane
Easdens on Bull Lane c.1911
And a century later
Bull Lane was, until eighty years ago, part of the main route from Sidcup to Bromley. It is a short lane, but an interesting contrast to Holbrook Lane. A number of older houses have been demolished, but some remarkable buildings remain:
- Bull Cottage, on the corner with Holbrook Lane, a timber framed house built around 1700, is now painted white and divided into two residences.
- Easdens, a working men's club built in 1907 based on designs by Maurice Webb, the son of Sir Aston Webb (see Manor Park), and featuring a variety of idiosyncratic styles. The upper floor was designed as a shooting gallery. For over 50 years it was used as a furniture workshop, but is currently unused.
- Handley Green, a Georgian House set back on the northern side of the road, largely hidden from view.
Bull Lane is now a busy cut-through for traffic.
|The allotments on the southern side of the road are owned by the Diocese of Rochester|
|Continue to the junction with Royal Parade.|