West Grove, Blackheath, c. 1905


Numbers 2 -13 The Grove (later West Grove), c.1905.

This part of Blackheath was known originally as Chocolate Row and later as The Grove. The first name came from the (drinking) chocolate house built here in 1702, which became one of the centres of social life in 18th century Blackheath.

Most of the 18th century houses in this part of West Grove have perished.

Built in the early 19th century, No.2 (on the right) has been restored following war damage.

Dickens' Creakle Academy (David Copperfield) was set on Blackheath, probably in West Grove.

See historic maps of Blackheath