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 AD1355. Horse races were held there in the 18thCentury and, it was said, was the site of the court house of the first lords of Blackbrok. Wilson writing in AD1797, 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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