Turpington Lane, BR2

Place Name

Previously called Slough Lane after one of the farms that it led to. Its present name comes from Turpington Farm, which was at the other end. The farm, now long gone, was itself named after Richard de Tubbenden who moved from Orpington to Southborough in 1355. Horse races were held there in the 18thCentury and it was, so it was said, the site of the court house of the first lords of Blackbrok. Wilson writing in 1797, in his History of Bromley says: “I heard this place was famous for having been an ancient barony of one of the feudal lords; was shewn a farm-house that had been the barons’ court-house; another which had been the jail.”

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