Proposed addition to the Local List: Bridge abutment, Maiden Lane, Crayford

The bridge abutment which is located to the eastern side of Maiden Lane (located just north of the railway bridge) has been nominated as an addition to the Local List, which currently comprises approximately 400 entries.

The bridge abutment reflects surviving evidence of the Vickers Railway system. The Vickers Railway system was utilised during the First World War to transport armament from the Vickers manufacturing buildings to Crayford Creek. The railway has largely been dismantled and the bridge abutment represents surviving evidence of the transportation system.

The bridge abutment is constructed of red brick with a surviving section of the embankment located to the rear.  

The Council is seeking your opinion on whether the bridge abutment should be added to the Local List. The Council is also seeking any information you may hold about the structure and its history. Historical records including photographs are particularly welcome.

For more information, please see Proposed addition to the Local List: Bridge abutment, Maiden Lane, Crayford (PDF, 240KB)

Comments or queries should be emailed to with the subject line ‘Local List: Bridge abutment, Maiden Lane, Crayford’, or sent by post to:

Strategic Planning and Growth
London Borough of Bexley
Civic Offices
2 Watling Street

Responses should be submitted by 14 January 2019.

The Council will assess the historic and architectural significance of the structure (according to established selection criteria), its contribution to the townscape, and the extent to which it represents a local landmark or otherwise carries local significance. 

The assessment and the public comments from this consultation will inform the decision regarding whether the structure should be added to the Local List.


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