Leechcroft Avenue, DA15

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Named after Charles Richard Leech, a successful linoleum maker, who bought up large tracts of land around Blackfen for development in the early 1930s. He built hundreds of houses on what had been Westwood Farm, Heaslip’s Farm and Queenswood and also Old Farm Avenue, Sidcup and the Kingswood Estate in Swanley. He named Leechcroft Avenue after himself.

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