|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Bromley Road, Southend, Catford (TQ383717)|
|To:||High Street, Beckenham (TQ374695)|
|Via:||Beckenham Hill Road, Southend Road|
|Distance:||1.6 miles (2.6 km)|
|Meets:||A21, B230, A222, A234|
|Route outline (key)|
The A2015 is a short link road in southeast London.
The road starts from the signalised junction with the A21 Bromley Road by Peter Pan's pond. This used to be a small pleasure park with a large pond complete with rowing boats and a small wooden house on the island but B&Q have now taken over. We climb up Beckenham Hill Road over the Catford Loop Railway line by Beckenham Hill Station. On our left is an entrance and lodge to Beckenham Place Park, which is a public golf course and a public park. Beckenham Place in the centre of the park is a Palladian mansion built around 1780 by John Cator, a local landowner. The mansion is open to the public at weekends and is also used a club house for the golf course.
At the top of the hill we leave the London Borough of Lewisham for the London Borough of Bromley and a little further on we pass Brackley Road on the right, which has a pillar box with a very rare King Edward VIII insignia on the corner. We pass another entrance for Beckenham Place Park complete with its lodge and pass over the railway from London to the Kent Coast at Beckenham Junction station. Immediately after the station at the traffic signals the A2015 splits, with one part carrying straight on to Beckenham High Street, passing the B230 and terminating at some traffic signals with the A222. The other spur bears right into Rectory Road by Beckenham Junction station, passing the Croydon Tramlink terminus before curving round and terminating at the War Memorial roundabout with the A222 and A234.
The A2015 was originally the northern half of the B230. It was upgraded to become an 'A' road some time in the 1920s.
Original Author(s): A211 Driver