Orpington Photos

Photos of Orpington

Once in a while, I like to take the camera and the dog for a walk and photograph the area in which we live. These photos are probably thoroughly boring to anyone who does not know Orpington well; don’t complain that you have not been warned!

There are now over three thousand more pictures of Orpington in my collection. Most of these are available in the Orpington Photo Archive.

See the Orpington History page for older photographs of the area.

Local Churches

All Saintsall-saints-church-lych-gate-2015-1
all-saints-church-2015-1

St Johnsst-johns-church-2000-2

St Martin of Toursst-martin-of-tours-church-2016-1

St Andrewsst-andrews-church-2015-4

St Gilesfarnborough-st-giles-church-2000

Christ Churchcharterhouse-road-christ-church-2014

Holy Innocentsholy-innocents-church-2010-2

St NicholasSt Nicholas

Orpington MethodistOrpington Methodist

Orpington High Street

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high-street-2015-29-north-from-homefield-rise

high-street-2015-30-south-from-homefield-rise

high-street-2014-03-christmas-lights

walnuts-1999-04-market

village-hall-2015-1

Priory Gardens

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priory-gardens-pond-2012-3

priory-gardens-2013-01-grass

priory-museum-2001-1

Others

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orpington-college-2005-3

orpington-police-station-2015-2-closed

the-cricketers-2005-1

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Coal Posts
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In our travels around the Orpington area, we have managed to find and photograph all the local Coal Posts (or more correctly ‘Coal and Wine Tax Posts’), which date from the 1850’s.

More information and photos of the local posts are on the Coal Posts page.

Other Stuff

For old and new photos of the Biggin Hill area, see bigginhill-history.co.uk/

If you are interested in the history of Orpington, our definitive local reference book is THE BOOK OF ORPINGTON by Dorothy Cox, published by Barracuda Books Ltd ISBN 0 86023 424 X. Last time I looked, amazon.co.uk can get it on special order, price £17.95

Another interesting book that covers parts of Orpington is “Along the River Cray: A pictorial history of the Cray Valley” by Katherine Harding and Denise Baldwin, ISBN 0 902541 70 6.

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