Chislehurst - Uncommonly Good - a Village Walk

Thursday 29 September, 4.45pm (duration approx 2 hrs) PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIME

Meet by main Lychgate to St Nicholas Church (on Manor Park Road opposite Tigers Head)

St Nicholas Church


Enjoy a leisurely evening exploring the architecture that gives Chislehurst its unique character.  At the end of the walk you may wish to have a drink in one of the local pubs.

The circular walk will begin and end at St Nicholas Parish Church (shown left in an old print).  It will be focused on the surrounding area including Royal Parade, Shepherds Green and Crown Lane. The commentary will consider the unique blend of history, landscape and architecture that gives Chislehurst its particular character.

Note on the walk: Chislehurst Common is metropolitan common land that has been protected by legislation since the late 19th century. Although still privately owned, it is managed by a Board of Trustees and this has created a unique environment.  The arrival of the railway and the exiled Emperor Louis Napoleon III in the latter part of the 19thc made Chislehurst highly fashionable. Its unusual history has resulted in a diverse legacy of high quality architecture surrounding the attractive common land.

The walk will be led by Jonathan Fenner.

See also Church Walk on Sunday 25 September 2pm


JFennerJonathan was brought up in South East London and qualified as an architect. Whilst living in London he was an area representative on Bromley Council’s Advisory Panel on Conservation Areas and was later a founder member of the RIBA (SE Region) Conservation Forum.

Now living in Sevenoaks, Jonathan is qualified as a regional Blue Badge Guide for SE England (covering Kent, Surrey and Sussex) and is a member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding and the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides.

Jonathan is passionate about the architectural and cultural heritage of SE England and Kent in particular.

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Tour price £5.00

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