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Conservation areas

Kentish Drovers and Bird in Bush

The Kentish Drovers and Bird in Bush Conservation Area is situated mainly on Commercial Way and Bird in Bush Road and extends from the Grade II listed former Kentish Drovers on the Old Kent Road, taking in the listed properties on Commercial Way and including the historic townscape around Bird in Bush Park.

Kentish drovers and bird and bush
Kentish Drovers and Bird in Bush map

This area is typical of early residential development off the Old Kent Road with a mix of urban buildings fronting the main road with smaller scale cottages, industry and school buildings located on side streets. It includes intact early 19th-century terraced, semi-detached and detached properties with fine detailing and largely unaltered exteriors. The area encompasses a fine and typical ‘Board’ school still in use today and open space with trees, landscaping and sports facilities the form of which preserves historic streetscapes.

Kentish Drovers and Bird in Bush Conservation Area Appraisal (PDF, 3.2mb)




Page last updated: 18 July 2023


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