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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 has written the definitive history of Blackheath - "Blackheath Village & Environs" in 2 Volumes- which provides most of the text which accompanies the photos. Any errors rest with me, Allan Griffin, not with Neil.

Volume 1 of Neil's book, Blackheath Village & Environs (The Village and Blackheath Vale) is available from The Bookshop on the Heath, 74 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, SE3 0BW (ISBN 0 9505136 5 2), 1993.

Volume 2, Blackheath Village & Environs (Wricklemarsh and the Cator estate, Kidbrooke-Westcombe & The Angerstein Encroachment is sadly out of print.

In addition, there are 2 smaller publications, co-authored by Neil Rhind and Roger Marshall:

"Walking the Village - An Introduction to its History" (ISBN: 978-0-9565327-6-3)

"Walking the Heath - An Introduction to its History" (ISBN: 978-0-9565327-4-9)


Both publications are available from the Blackheath Society office at

www.blackheath.org

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.

00036. Martin House

Visitors 126
35 photos
Created 18-Apr-16
Modified 18-Apr-16
00036. Martin House

00037. Tranquil Vale West - Nos 3-21

Visitors 155
80 photos
Created 20-Apr-16
Modified 20-Apr-16
00037. Tranquil Vale West - Nos 3-21

00038. Tranquil Vale West - Nos 23-49

Visitors 180
110 photos
Created 6-Apr-16
Modified 6-Apr-16
00038. Tranquil Vale West - Nos 23-49

00040. Tranquil Vale - Nos 16 - 20

Visitors 148
48 photos
Created 20-Apr-16
Modified 20-Apr-16
00040. Tranquil Vale - Nos 16 - 20

00041. Tranquil Vale - Nos 22 - 34, Osborne Place, Montpelier Vale - Nos 2 - 10

Visitors 211
60 photos
Created 20-Apr-16
Modified 20-Apr-16
00041. Tranquil Vale - Nos 22 - 34, Osborne Place, Montpelier Vale - Nos 2 - 10

00042. Tranquil Vale - Nos 32 - 74

Visitors 220
69 photos
Created 4-Apr-16
Modified 4-Apr-16
00042. Tranquil Vale - Nos 32 - 74

00043. Montpelier Vale - Nos 1 - 23

Visitors 156
35 photos
Created 4-Apr-16
Modified 4-Apr-16
00043. Montpelier Vale - Nos 1 - 23

00039. The Crown

Visitors 119
31 photos
Created 8-Mar-16
Modified 8-Mar-16
00039. The Crown

00044. Montpelier Vale, Nos 25-37

Visitors 98
34 photos
Created 4-Apr-16
Modified 4-Apr-16
00044. Montpelier Vale, Nos 25-37

00045. Royal Parade & 37-49 Montpelier Vale

Visitors 142
62 photos
Created 11-Mar-16
Modified 11-Mar-16
00045. Royal Parade & 37-49 Montpelier Vale

00046. Montpelier Vale - Nos 12-36

Visitors 94
47 photos
Created 4-Apr-16
Modified 4-Apr-16
00046. Montpelier Vale - Nos 12-36

00047. Tranquil Vale - East side

Visitors 81
71 photos
Created 4-Apr-16
Modified 4-Apr-16
00047. Tranquil Vale - East side

00048. Village Centre - Prospects to the North

Visitors 57
22 photos
Created 6-Mar-16
Modified 6-Mar-16
00048. Village Centre - Prospects to the North

00049. Village Centre

Visitors 275
22 photos
Created 26-Apr-16
Modified 26-Apr-16
00049. Village Centre

00050. Village Centre - Prospects to the North

Visitors 71
29 photos
Created 7-Mar-16
Modified 7-Mar-16
00050. Village Centre - Prospects to the North

00051. Blackheath Grove

Visitors 101
52 photos
Created 8-Mar-16
Modified 8-Mar-16
00051. Blackheath Grove

00052. Blackheath Village, 1-13 Brunswick Place.

Visitors 254
61 photos
Created 28-Apr-16
Modified 28-Apr-16
00052. Blackheath Village, 1-13 Brunswick Place.

00053. Blackheath Village, No 4 - 12 (not 10), 14-34 (inc Railway Tavern

Visitors 255
55 photos
Created 20-Apr-16
Modified 20-Apr-16
00053. Blackheath Village, No 4 - 12 (not 10), 14-34 (inc Railway Tavern

00054. Collins Square, Collins St., Camden Row, Mary Evans Pl, Hurren Close, Southvale Road, All Saints Hall

Visitors 153
57 photos
Created 20-Jan-18
Modified 20-Jan-18
00054. Collins Square, Collins St., Camden Row, Mary Evans Pl, Hurren Close, Southvale Road, All Saints Hall

00055. Wemyss Road, Blackheath HS, Bath Place

Visitors 179
30 photos
Created 30-Apr-16
Modified 30-Apr-16
00055. Wemyss Road, Blackheath HS, Bath Place

00056. Brigade St, Tranquil Passage

Visitors 58
35 photos
Created 3-Mar-16
Modified 3-Mar-16
00056. Brigade St, Tranquil Passage

00057. Alexandra Hall, Bennett Park, Cresswell Park

Visitors 58
40 photos
Created 24-Apr-16
Modified 24-Apr-16
00057. Alexandra Hall, Bennett Park, Cresswell Park

00059. Blackheath Art Club, 47 Bennett Park

Visitors 90
49 photos
Created 25-Apr-16
Modified 25-Apr-16
00059. Blackheath Art Club, 47 Bennett Park

00061. Lee Road (Beaconsfield Buildings)

Visitors 157
36 photos
Created 4-Apr-16
Modified 4-Apr-16
00061. Lee Road (Beaconsfield Buildings)

02043. Tranquil Vale, 51-63

Visitors 53
9 photos
Created 17-Mar-16
Modified 17-Mar-16
02043. Tranquil Vale, 51-63

02065. Blackheath Proprietary School and Selwyn Court

Visitors 160
28 photos
Created 29-Apr-16
Modified 29-Apr-16
02065. Blackheath Proprietary School and Selwyn Court

02066. Rink Hall, Blackheath Grove

Visitors 80
20 photos
Created 15-Apr-16
Modified 15-Apr-16
02066. Rink Hall, Blackheath Grove