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Forest Way (St Mary Cray)

Locality
Coordinates 51.388611111111, 0.096666666666667
Adm. div. Kent, now Greater London
Vicinity Between Poverest Road and Oakdene Road
Type Thoroughfare
Interest Miscellaneous
Status Extant
First Record c. 1944
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Forest Way.
Forest Way / Google Earth Street View.

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

Forest Way 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. When Forest Way was planned the area was still wooded in parts, but given several other street names in the vicinity that are obviously Robin Hood-related it seems likely that 'Forest Way' was also meant to fit into this theme. See further the page on the St Mary Cray place-name cluster.

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