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Barnesdale Crescent (St Mary Cray)

Locality
Coordinates 51.387777777778, 0.10166666666667
Adm. div. Kent, now Greater London
Vicinity Between Friar and Oakdene roads; S. of Powerest Road
Type Thoroughfare
Interest Miscellaneous
Status Extant
First Record c. 1944
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Barnesdale Crescent.
Barnesdale Crescent / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-12-25. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-16.

Barnesdale Crescent is one of a dozen residential streets in St Mary Cray (formerly a parish in Kent, now part of the London Borough of Bromley) whose names were more or less certainly inspired by that of a small wood that existed in this area before urbanization kicked in: Robin Hood Shaw. The Middle English 'e' in the first element of the name 'Barnesdale Crescent' and the presence of other Robin Hood-related names in the immediate vicinity leave no doubt that this place-name is indeed meant to suggest a Robin Hood connection. See further the page on the St Mary Cray place-name cluster.

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