- The Official Forum for Forest Hill & Honor Oak, London SE23
Online since 2002   11,000+ members   72,000+ posts

Home | SE23 Topics | Businesses & Services | Wider Topics | Offered/Wanted/Lost/Found | About | Advertising | Contact | |
 Armstrong & Co Solicitors

Post Reply  Post Topic 
Beadnell Road demolition
Author Message

Posts: 43
Joined: Dec 2005
Post: #1
18-07-2008 08:08 PM

Hello all,
Seem to remember on this site someone (Grindlay?) saying that the old church/nursery/meeting room on Beadnell Road was something special. Anyway, walked past today and there is planning permission requested for demolition. A new 5 storey church is planned in its place.

Anyone know any more?

Find all posts by this user Reply

Posts: 104
Joined: Oct 2006
Post: #2
18-07-2008 11:40 PM

It was a church, hoppy, but when built in 1901 it was The Forest Hill Creche. It became the Forest Hill Christian Spiritual Church by 1925 until sometime after WW2.

It's still a fairly nice hall, and I really don't understand why a church needs to be five stories high:

For a random selection of items on local history visit my blog at:
Find all posts by this user Reply

Posts: 335
Joined: Jun 2006
Post: #3
19-07-2008 01:43 PM

A 5 storey Church?

Planning Application - True Christ Church

Does anyone else feel like we live in an episode of Torchwood? Is there some 'rift' around here generating spiritual energy that makes Forest Hill particularly attractive to churches of all sorts?

Find all posts by this user Reply

Posts: 2,002
Joined: Apr 2005
Post: #4
19-07-2008 02:27 PM

Whilst I approve of people going to church ( I am sure The Reverend would agree ) , 5 story's for a church. What can be possibly going on.
Also I have noticed for a number of these ( new ) churches most of the flock seem to arrive by car and parking becomes a real problem. See station end of Devonshire Rd on a Sunday morning.
Seems all the neighbours have raised objections.
I would not object to the music but possibly the parking. Also the one in Devonshire Road closed a public footpath. I raised at the time and no one seemed to think it was legal but happened anyway

Find all posts by this user Reply

Posts: 653
Joined: Feb 2007
Post: #5
19-07-2008 02:28 PM

Seal the rift! Smile

Find all posts by this user Reply

Posts: 269
Joined: Mar 2008
Post: #6
28-11-2011 12:26 AM

Planning permission has been given to demolish it and erect two houses on the site and it's being sold for silly money.

It's a shame this can't be saved, it's a nice building but currently it really lets the whole road down.

It could be a really interesting, exciting property. Anyone know what it was like inside or what the rear gardens are like?

Find all posts by this user Reply

Posts: 361
Joined: Dec 2007
Post: #7
28-11-2011 09:01 AM

It does seem a shame not to keep the building. I drive past there whenever I go to Shannon's garden centre, and always thought it looks quite handsome, would make a perfect conversion for someone with a hand at keeping the character. Especially since a few of the other buildings around that stretch of the road are being refurbished now.

Find all posts by this user Reply

Posts: 2
Joined: Sep 2011
Post: #8
28-11-2011 10:06 AM

I don't know what the hall is like inside, but the rear gardens at this end of Beadnell Road are quite long. The rear 'garden' to the hall looks pretty overgrown.

Find all posts by this user Reply

Posts: 72
Joined: Oct 2011
Post: #9
28-11-2011 11:06 AM

Maybe a good place for a Dominos?

Find all posts by this user Reply

Posts: 88
Joined: Dec 2009
Post: #10
28-11-2011 11:15 AM

Two new houses are definitely better than a five storey church anyway! It's a real shame not to keep the building though. I would have thought converted churches are more sellable than a new build but no doubt it's a more expensive solution for a property developer.

Find all posts by this user Reply

Posts: 269
Joined: Mar 2008
Post: #11
08-12-2011 04:12 AM

Looks like it will be knocked down and turned into two 4 bed houses for 450 grand a pop.

It's under offer.

They will have to build them cheaply. It's a lot of money for the site.


Find all posts by this user Reply

Friends of Blythe Hill Fields

Possibly Related Topics ...
Topic: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Demolition of 118 Canonbie Road SE23 samuelsen 0 2,603 19-02-2019 12:14 PM
Last Post: samuelsen
  Character Building Demolition & Proposed Development on Dacres Road forest_hill_billie 4 5,109 24-09-2015 05:59 PM
Last Post: forest_hill_billie
  Beadnell Road tabbycat 25 22,471 28-11-2011 04:02 PM
Last Post: Triangle
  21 Beadnell Road Linzee 0 3,112 10-01-2011 11:03 AM
Last Post: Linzee