Welling and East Wickham 1897



This map shows Welling prior to its development as a residential suburb.

The village was a traditional staging post for coaches travelling between London and Kent, as is witnessed by the three inns along the Dover Road.

The transformation of Welling into a dormitory town only became possible after the opening of the Bexleyheath Railway in 1895.

1:2500 OS map, published by the Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton, 1897.