Map of Kidbrooke and the Cator Estate, 1869

Map of Kidbrooke and the Cator Estate, 1869By 1869 the grand Wricklemarsh Estate had been developed by the Cator Family as an estate of Georgian and Victorian houses. It can be clearly seen here adjacent to Blackheath Village and Station.

Two ornamental ponds from Wricklemarsh survive; one in Pond Road (now grassed over), and the other at Brooklands.

There is still a considerable acreage of land waiting to be built on. To the east is Kidbrooke. Encroachments on this attractive rural area began in the 19th century but intensive suburban development did not happen until the mid 1930s.

Eltham Common is seen on the far right, and Lee on the far left, south of Blackheath.

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Ordnance Survey, 6" to a mile, published in 1869