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About Petts Wood

Petts Wood's nearest neighbours, in the London Borough of Bromley, are Orpington, Bickley, St. Paul's Cray and St. Mary Cray.

Petts Wood is largely regarded as one of the most successful suburbs ever developed and retains much of its appeal and character in the present day.

Petts Wood is in a prime position in the borough of Bromley, in easy reach of its immediate neighbours, Chislehurst, Bickley, St. Paul's Cray, Southborough, St. Mary Cray, Locksbottom and Orpington.

Estate agent insights into Petts Wood

Petts Wood can be found between Chislehurst and Orpington and has a station with frequent services to all the London main-line stations which serve the South East. There are excellent bus and road links with accessibility to the M25, and, subsequently, the M2 and M20 to go to the Channel ports. The village is bisected by the railway line, with both halves having a shopping centre - the larger shops being found on the west side. The choice of shops is varied, from well-known names to the many, excellent independents. Two primary schools, Crofton Infants and Juniors and St. James's Catholic School are within walking distance.

Areas to look out for

The 1920s and 30s detached houses built by Noel Rees in roads like Kingsway, Prince's Avenue, The Covert and Great Thrift are always popular.

Transport in Petts Wood

Petts Wood Station is within Zone 5. Regular trains run into London terminals in approx. 30mins. There is a bus station in Petts Wood square for buses 273 and R3. Nearby Orpington is in close proximity to the A21, M25 and the London to Hastings Road.

Out and about in Petts Wood

There are many fine places to eat and drink around Petts Wood and nearby Orpington. Vegans and vegetarians can find menu choices at The Daylight Inn, Masala Dabbas and Pato Lounge. Other popular pubs/eateries include One Inn The Wood, Sovereign of the Seas and The Aqua Bar and Grill.

Activities include a trip to the famous Chislehurst Caves, The Orpington Palace Superbowl or Walnuts Leisure Centre. Fans of the green baize can enjoy Petts Wood Snooker & Pool Club or, if you are feeling a little more energetic, the village is famously surrounded by parks and woodland, including the 62 acres of Jubilee Country Park & Local Nature Reserve, and the protected woodland of Sparrow Wood. The village also hosts a runners' club and facilities for tennis, football and cricket.

The history of Petts Wood

What was eventually to become the village of Petts Wood was believed to have first been given that name around 1577. At that time, it was just, well, a wood! As the story goes, the woods were owned by a leading shipbuilder named Phineas Pett who used to send the wood to the dockyards of Chatham and Deptford.

The majority of the village was constructed in the early 20th century by a developer called Basil Scruby and the master builder Noel Rees, to benefit from the overspill from London and need for both affordable and higher-quality housing. The desire was to create a true 'garden suburb' with a rural feel. The fact that Rees' name is still used as a selling point by estate agents today is a testament to their success. Anyone visiting the cul-de-sac, 'The Chenies' , will be able to see for themselves one of Rees' most flamboyant creations in the Tudorbethan style. It was understandably enshrined as a Conservation Area in 1982. Scruby also provided the land for the parish church, which was fully consecrated in 1935.

With the rail station opening in 1928, the village soon expanded with the establishment of a hotel, public house, recreation ground, tennis club and cinema, amongst others.

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