Barnehurst, in the Greater London Borough of Bexley, is located adjacent to North Bexleyheath with a DA7 postcode. The town came into existence in 1881 after land was sold to make way for the train line between Lewisham and Dartford. What followed was a swell of residential building around the station, notably the Barnehurst Estate in 1926 that remains popular with commuters today.
Barnehurst Property Market
Barnehurst is the ideal area for commuters as buyers and tenants pay a premium for what Barnehurst, as an area, has to offer such as regular train services, numerous bus routes and easy access to the A2 & M25. Therefore, if you are looking to sell, rent or buy, Anthony James Property Specialists’ will be happy to share their knowledge with you.
The properties that were built at the start of the 20th century are still a big part of the housing stock in Barnehurst today. There are some fantastic semi-detached houses available with beautiful bay windows to the front, as well as some truly affordable terraced homes that make excellent starter houses. Look out for 1930s extended properties that can offer as many as five bedrooms.
Barnehurst has a number of local shops on Midfield Parade near the station, including a Sainsbury’s Local for essential everyday items. Take a short trip up the hill to Bexleyheath for its vast array of High Street shops and supermarkets. For a more diverse mix of department stores and high-end retail therapy head down the A2 to Bluewater, which is approximately 15 minutes by car.
Grab your clubs as Barnehurst Golf Club is one of the area's biggest attractions. There are also acres of open space in the shape of parks and woodlands dotted all over the town. Bursted Wood is a great place for dog walking, and children will love the play equipment at Martens Grove Park, Russell Park and at the open space by Manor Road/Northall Road.
Barnehurst Food and Drink
The Red Barn pub serves food daily and there's an eat-in Indian on Midfield Parade called Jhas Tandoori. Those that prefer to dine at home can chose from many take-away options, including fish and chips, Chinese, Indian and kebabs. Finer dining and a wider selection of bars and pubs can be found at Bexleyheath, Bluewater and Blackheath - which are all accessible by road and rail within 15 minutes.
Barnehurst is unusual in that it's most notable piece of history is a pub. The Red Barn was built in 1936 and was home to a local jazz band - The George Webb Dixielanders. Their Monday night performances at the pub were credited by many for keeping jazz music alive in Britain after WWII, and a plaque commemorating this fact was unveiled at the pub in 1985 by jazz legend George Melly. The pub still has a music tradition with karaoke most months.
Barnehurst Council Tax
Barnehurst is in the Bexley borough and the latest council tax charges can be found here:- www.bexley.gov.uk
The nearest hospitals are Queen Elizabeth in Woolwich, Queen Mary's in Sidcup and Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.
Barnehurst Transport Links
Barnehurst has its own mainline railway station, where trains leave on a regular basis for Charing Cross (44 minutes), Cannon Street (37 minutes) - via London Bridge and Waterloo East - and Victoria (47 minutes). The town is also close to the A2 and the M25. Local buses are numerous, taking residents to all the neighbouring towns, as well as to Blackheath, Lewisham and Woolwich (for the DLR and future Crossrail). There's also a night bus returning from Trafalgar Square to Barnehurst.
Although there are three well-regarded primary schools in Barnehurst, all secondary school education takes places in Bexleyheath and Welling.
- Mayplace Primary School
- Normandy Primary School
- Barnehurst Infant & Junior School