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Hartley Hill

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Hartley Hill, which links Church Road and Hartley Bottom Road, is one Hartley's ancient roads.  It appears on the first map of Hartley in 1769, but was also mentioned as the "king's highway" in a 1633 deed as the highway from Hartley to Ash.  This was because it was once a longer road which continued from Hartley Hill Cottage to New Ash Green.  It's current shortened state dates from just after the war.

Map of Hartley showing Hartley Hill, 1769

On the northern side at the top is Hartley Hill Cottage.  Next are a collection of fields which once was one large field called East Eolly - mentioned as Eyleye in a survey of the lands of the manor in 1392.  At the foot of the road is Bridelands Wood and finally, Hartley Bottom Farm.   Bridelands was also mentioned as Brydone in the 1392 Manor Survey.

There are a few houses on the southern side - Gossey Croft, Long View and Hillside.  Gossey Croft commemorates the field of that name, first mentioned in 1609 as being part of land owned by William Kipps.  At the foot of the hill is the former Hartley Car Breakers (in Ash parish), it looks like the site will eventually be used for one large house.  The car breakers began as Baldwin's Motor and Trailer Works in about 1972, and the site is still called Baldwin's Yard.  There have been attempts to build other houses here, most notably in 1961 when the council refused an application to build 15 houses at Hillside.

It appears the road was first tarmaced in 1927.


Hartley Hill: (L) Longview (R) looking north from road towards Foxborough Wood.

Hartley Hill: (L) Bridelands Wood) (R) Former Hartley Car Breakers

Statistics about the road

SubjectDetails
Length of road0.33 miles / 530 metres
KCC ReferenceU1152 (Adopted)
Houses3
Population (2011)10
Companies Registered (2013)1
Information about the road
Explanation:

Date of Construction is sometimes approximate. Plot histories include the ancient farms and fields.
(1)  Planning Permissions include the reference number, so more details can  be seen at Sevenoaks Council. My records are not complete and I have not  included refused or withdrawn applications.
(2) Rateable value - I not transcribed this for these roads so far.
(3)  Council tax is based on what the Valuation Office thought the property  would have sold for in 1993. It is divided into 8 value bands.
(4)  House price data 1995 to date produced by Land Registry © Crown  copyright 2016. To report an error, go to Change a sales record form.

I  have tried to make sure the information is accurate, but no  responsibility can be taken for any errors. If you plan to rely on the  information, you should check the source data to be sure. If you spot an  error, please let me know via the contact form.

Gossy Croft, Hartley Hill, DA3 8LL Built: 1923
(1) Property Type: Chalet bungalow
(1) Plot History: (as to majority) Part of Gossy Croft (3½ acres) (1609)
(1) Plot History: (as to north-eastern part) Part of 2 acre unnamed field (1844)
(2) Planning Permission: 1923/Meeting 1923-09-11 Timber framed bungalow at Hartley Bottom
(2) Planning Permission: 2012/1040 Loft conversion including dormers
(3) Rateable Value (1956): £29
(3) Rateable Value (1963): £70
(3) Rateable Value (1972): £171
(4) Council Tax (1993): Band G (£160-320K)

Hillside, Hartley Hill, DA3 8LL Built: 1930
(1) Plot History: (as to west part) Part of Gossy Croft (3½ acres) (1609)
(1) Plot History: (as to east part) Part of 2 acre unnamed field (1844)
(1) Planning Permission 1967/287 Replacement bunglow
(1) Planning Permission 1989/1196 Swimming pool enclosure and conservatory
(3) Rateable Value (1956): £19
(3) Rateable Value (1963): £43
(3) Rateable Value (1972): £98
(4) Council Tax (1993): Band G (£160-320K)

Longview, Hartley Hill, DA3 8LL Built: 1961
(1) Property Type: Chalet bungalow
(1) Plot History: Part of 2 acre unnamed field (1844)
(2) Planning Permission: 1984/1048 Extension
(2) Planning Permission: 2000/167 Details (external materials) v 97/2168
(2) Planning Permission: 2001/2422 Conservatory
(3) Rateable Value (1963): £102
(3) Rateable Value (1972): £202
(4) Council Tax (1993): Band G (£160-320K)

Baldwin's Yard, Hartley Hill, DA3 8LL Built: 1972
(1) Planning Permission 2004/2564 4 houses on breakers yard
(1) Planning Permission 2004/2152 Erect building for end of life vehicles


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