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Re: Brompton
« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2018, 13:58:32 »
A view across Brompton from the late 1940's before the developers moved in. About 80% of what's visible here no longer exists.

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« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2018, 17:59:00 »
English Heritage dates this property to 1775, so it looks like your estimate is spot on.

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Re: Brompton
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2018, 17:02:46 »
Assuming that the Sun Fire Insurance policy numbers were issued consecutively I would date the plaque to 1774-75.
How does that tie in with the probable age of the building?

Sun Fire policy No 183922 was issued in 1761.
*350271 in 1775.
   683129 in 1798.

The records of the Sun Fire Office are held in the London Metropolitan Archives.
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« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2018, 15:09:07 »
Spotted this Sun fire insurance plaque high up on a house in Mansion Row. The number looks like 346789. I think it may be possible to date it from this number but I'm not sure how you'd find out this information.

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Re: Brompton
« Reply #42 on: September 26, 2017, 12:31:48 »
You are correct. Pavement parking here has been an issue for some time. Yellow lines next?

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Re: Brompton
« Reply #41 on: September 26, 2017, 12:01:11 »
These bollards have recently been erected in Maxwell Road, going all the way down to the junction with Conway Mews. At this point there is a sudden change in the road surface - I can only surmise that this is where the local authority's responsibility ends and the M.O.D's starts. I wonder if anyone can confirm this?

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Re: Brompton
« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2017, 16:02:04 »
This is another building in Brompton that seems to have been left unoccupied for several years now - Mansion House in Mansion Row. The area to the left has been sold and fenced off for a probable new build. It would be interesting to know something about the history of this place, I believe it may have been used as some kind of residential home before it was vacated.

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Re: Brompton
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2017, 07:50:35 »
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Yes it is the church at the bottom of the Delce. Work is progressing on it and I believe is due to end in September.
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« Reply #38 on: July 24, 2017, 21:46:51 »
Let's hope they get it sorted out before too long - there's always the threat of vandalism when properties like this are left unoccupied for an excessive length of time.

Is the Delce Road incident to do with the Church near the Star Hill end?

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Re: Brompton
« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2017, 21:37:46 »
Sadly, This type of brickwork can easily burst, as in the Delce road Rochester recently.
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Re: Brompton
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2017, 18:36:59 »
It's the army chaplains quarter. I think it is currently unoccupied due to the structural problems shown in the photograph.

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« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2017, 18:16:30 »
Yea, when the church was built it the church was a Church AND School and that building was the schoolmaster's house.  Later it was used as a residence for staff at the military families' hospital. These days it is called the Old Vicarage, but I'm not sure it has ever actually served that function in the strictest sense. I think it may have been (or possibly still is) used as the Chaplain's residence.
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« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2017, 18:02:27 »
I had a look through some other threads before I posted, but couldn't find anything. I assume this was built at the same time as the Church?

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« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2017, 17:00:37 »
I have a feeling there is a fair bit about it in one of the other threads, I think maybe the Garrison Church (St. Barabara's) one?
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« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2017, 15:22:12 »
This is a  building I've never seen featured in the Brompton threads. It's next to the Garrison Church in Maxwell road and known as "The Old Vicarage", but is labelled as "Schoolmaster's Quarters" on older maps. I'm wondering what the situation is regarding this structure - I assume it's now a private dwelling, but the scaffolding seems to have become a permanent fixture and I have never seen any signs of occupation.

 

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