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When so many population centres have a depressing 'sameness' about them brought about by inconsiderate and thoughtless architectural redevelopment, often by big commercial chains, Blackheath retains an originality and charm that many admire and envy.

This is is due in no small effort to the Blackheath Society, one of the oldest amenity societies in the country, which was set up in 1937, and whose supporters recognised early on that if Blackheath was not to go a similar way, powerful developers would have to be resisted strongly and the voice of the local population heard loudly.

While the origins of Blackheath Village remain firmly in the early part of the C19th and earlier, subsequent redevelopment (and there has been a great deal since the Second World War) has not taken away a unique charm which makes it an enviable place in which to live, shop or visit.

For Italian Speakers, there is a review of Blackheath at:

http://www.italianialondra.it/visitarelondra/boroughs/Stazioni/Londra-interna/Lewisham/html/Blackheath.html .

Most of the images derive from the work of Neil Rhind who, over the course of many years, built a comprehensive image archive of Blackheath and the surrounding area. He also wrote the definitive history of Blackheath - "Blackheath Village & Environs" - which provides most of the text which accompanies the photos. Any errors rest with me, Allan Griffin, not with Neil.

Neil's book is available from The Bookshop on the Heath, 74 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, SE3 0BW (ISBN 0 9505136 5 2), 1993.

Thanks are due to Sue Shields, Helen Doris, Jo Swadkin and Hilary Weedon who have spent many hours titling and tagging.

Finally, our thanks and gratitude go the the countless number of often unattributed photographers who have left such a wonderful legacy of the history of Blackheath Village.

We are very keen to acknowledge credit where we can possibly do so.

36. Martin House

Visitors 98
35 photos
Created 18-Apr-16
Modified 18-Apr-16
36. Martin House

37. Tranquil Vale West - Nos 3-21

Visitors 126
80 photos
Created 20-Apr-16
Modified 20-Apr-16
37. Tranquil Vale West - Nos 3-21

38. Tranquil Vale West - Nos 23-49

Visitors 152
110 photos
Created 6-Apr-16
Modified 6-Apr-16
38. Tranquil Vale West - Nos 23-49

40. Tranquil Vale - Nos 16 - 20

Visitors 112
48 photos
Created 20-Apr-16
Modified 20-Apr-16
40. Tranquil Vale - Nos 16 - 20

41. Tranquil Vale - Nos 22 - 34, Osborne Place, Montpelier Vale - Nos 2 - 10

Visitors 180
60 photos
Created 20-Apr-16
Modified 20-Apr-16
41. Tranquil Vale - Nos 22 - 34, Osborne Place, Montpelier Vale - Nos 2 - 10

42. Tranquil Vale - Nos 32 - 74

Visitors 156
69 photos
Created 4-Apr-16
Modified 4-Apr-16
42. Tranquil Vale - Nos 32 - 74

43. Montpelier Vale - Nos 1 - 23

Visitors 139
35 photos
Created 4-Apr-16
Modified 4-Apr-16
43. Montpelier Vale - Nos 1 - 23

39. The Crown

Visitors 100
31 photos
Created 8-Mar-16
Modified 8-Mar-16
39. The Crown

44. Montpelier Vale, Nos 25-37

Visitors 86
34 photos
Created 4-Apr-16
Modified 4-Apr-16
44. Montpelier Vale, Nos 25-37

45. Royal Parade & 37-49 Montpelier Vale

Visitors 129
62 photos
Created 11-Mar-16
Modified 11-Mar-16
45. Royal Parade & 37-49 Montpelier Vale

46. Montpelier Vale - Nos 12-36

Visitors 75
47 photos
Created 4-Apr-16
Modified 4-Apr-16
46. Montpelier Vale - Nos 12-36

47. Tranquil Vale - East side

Visitors 63
71 photos
Created 4-Apr-16
Modified 4-Apr-16
47. Tranquil Vale - East side

48. Village Centre - Prospects to the North

Visitors 46
22 photos
Created 6-Mar-16
Modified 6-Mar-16
48. Village Centre - Prospects to the North

49. Village Centre

Visitors 225
22 photos
Created 26-Apr-16
Modified 26-Apr-16
49. Village Centre

50. Village Centre - Prospects to the North

Visitors 57
29 photos
Created 7-Mar-16
Modified 7-Mar-16
50. Village Centre - Prospects to the North

51. Blackheath Grove

Visitors 79
52 photos
Created 8-Mar-16
Modified 8-Mar-16
51. Blackheath Grove

52. Blackheath Village, 1-13 Brunswick Place.

Visitors 212
61 photos
Created 28-Apr-16
Modified 28-Apr-16
52. Blackheath Village, 1-13 Brunswick Place.

53. Blackheath Village, No 4 - 12 (not 10), 14-34 (inc Railway Tavern

Visitors 191
55 photos
Created 20-Apr-16
Modified 20-Apr-16
53. Blackheath Village, No 4 - 12 (not 10), 14-34 (inc Railway Tavern

54. Collins Square, Collins St., Camden Row, Mary Evans Pl, Hurren Close, Southvale Road, All Saints Hall

Visitors 123
57 photos
Created 4-Apr-16
Modified 4-Apr-16
54. Collins Square, Collins St., Camden Row, Mary Evans Pl, Hurren Close, Southvale Road, All Saints Hall

55. Wemyss Road, Blackheath HS, Bath Place

Visitors 131
30 photos
Created 30-Apr-16
Modified 30-Apr-16
55. Wemyss Road, Blackheath HS, Bath Place

56. Brigade St, Tranquil Passage

Visitors 38
35 photos
Created 3-Mar-16
Modified 3-Mar-16
56. Brigade St, Tranquil Passage

57. Alexandra Hall, Bennett Park, Cresswell Park

Visitors 45
40 photos
Created 24-Apr-16
Modified 24-Apr-16
57. Alexandra Hall, Bennett Park, Cresswell Park

59. Blackheath Art Club, 47 Bennett Park

Visitors 78
49 photos
Created 25-Apr-16
Modified 25-Apr-16
59. Blackheath Art Club, 47 Bennett Park

60. Independents Road, Lawn Terrace

Visitors 114
51 photos
Created 28-Apr-16
Modified 28-Apr-16
60. Independents Road, Lawn Terrace

61. Lee Road (Beaconsfield Buildings)

Visitors 124
36 photos
Created 4-Apr-16
Modified 4-Apr-16
61. Lee Road (Beaconsfield Buildings)

2043. Tranquil Vale, 51-63

Visitors 47
9 photos
Created 17-Mar-16
Modified 17-Mar-16
2043. Tranquil Vale, 51-63

2065. Blackheath Proprietary School and Selwyn Court

Visitors 119
28 photos
Created 29-Apr-16
Modified 29-Apr-16
2065. Blackheath Proprietary School and Selwyn Court

2066. Rink Hall, Blackheath Grove

Visitors 70
20 photos
Created 15-Apr-16
Modified 15-Apr-16
2066. Rink Hall, Blackheath Grove