Coney Hall is an area of Greater London, within the London Borough of Bromley, Greater London and formerly in the historic county of Kent. It is located south of Hayes, west of Keston, north of Nash, and east of West Wickham. The Prime Meridian passes through Coney Hall.[1]

Coney Hall
Coney Hall is located in Greater London
Coney Hall
Coney Hall
Location within Greater London
OS grid referenceTQ394653
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBR4
Dialling code020
London Assembly
List of places
51°22′12″N 0°00′06″E / 51.3699°N 0.0016°E / 51.3699; 0.0016
The main shopping district on Glebe Way.


Coney Hall Farm was first mentioned in the 17th century, when its lease stated that the tenant had the sole right to catch coneys (rabbits) on nearby Jackson’s Heath.[2][1]

Coney Hall is one of many owner-occupied estates arising during the inter-War housing boom; it was built in the 1930s on hilly farmland south-east of West Wickham by the developers Morrell Brothers, who purchased Coney Hall Farm following the death of its owner Sir Henry Lennard in 1928.[1] In the previous decade, Lennard's opposition to road developments adjacent to West Wickham Common and Hayes Common had left the area accessible only by steep and narrow lanes.[1] In Coney Hall's early days London Transport refused to provide a bus service, and a free private coach service connected the estate to the nearest railway station, Hayes.[1] The quality of the new houses was not always that high, with a mortgage strike by Elsy Borders of 81 Kingsway in 1937 sparking sympathy strikes elsewhere, and contributing ultimately to an improvement in the legal standing of mortgage payers.[1][3][4] During World War II Canadian troops were billeted at Coney Hall.[1]

The area contains typical suburban architecture of two-storey houses with polygonal bay windows and half-timbered gables. It is centred on a bend on Glebe Road, east of Coney Hall roundabout, with a smaller row of shops on Addington Road.



The nearest National Rail station is Hayes station.


Public spaces and sportEdit

  • The Assembly Halls (Community centre)[5]
  • Coney Hall Recreation Ground (tennis courts, playground, skatepark[6] and green space) [7]
  • Well Wood (woods and green space).[8] 41.61 acres (16.84 ha) The Well Wood consists of ancient semi-natural woodland with oak, ash, hazel, yew, sweet chestnut, field maple, hawthorn, Douglas fir and larch, containing masses of wood anemones and wood sorrel, followed by a carpet of bluebells; it is frequented by bats, badgers, foxes, owls, woodpeckers, buzzards and many other birds.

The local football club - Coney Hall FC - formed in 1973 and reached the Combined Counties League, winning the Division One championship in 2004/05. The club folded in 2016,[9] but a new Coney Hall FC was subsequently formed to play youth football.[10]

Layhams Road runs south from Coney Hall towards the North Downs, and is a popular cycling route.[11]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetteer, pgs 115-16
  2. ^ "Coney Hall - Hidden London". Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  3. ^ McCulloch, Andrew (6 June 2001). "The Mortgage Strikes". History Today. Retrieved 21 March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Jackson, Alan A. (12 January 2018). Semi-Detached London: Suburban Development, Life and Transport, 1900-39. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-351-17512-8.
  5. ^ "Assembly Halls - West Wickham".
  6. ^ "Guide to Coney Hall Skatepark". The Skateparks Project. 9 September 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Coney Hall Recreation Ground | London Borough of Bromley". Archived from the original on 17 June 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Well Wood | Explore woods | The Woodland Trust". Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  9. ^ @ConeyFc (19 March 2016). "Unfortunately we have folded due to constant struggles with players/numbers! Best of luck to the rest of the league for the season.😟😟" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ "Coney Hall FC". Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  11. ^ Road Cycling UK

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