East Street, Bromley, 1869


Although leading directly off the Market Square, this area, historically known as the cage field, was not developed until the 1860s.

Here just the first phase is complete including the drill hall on the right and the mission hall on the left.

Initially residential, after 1878 it became the main approach to the North Station and took on a more commercial aspect. Note the tower of the Victorian town hall in the distance.

Many of the buildings survive and are in use as small independent shops currently marketed by the council as 'Bromley North Village'. The drill hall is now a pub.

See historic maps of Bromley