Northumberland Heath Area guide

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Northumberland Heath and Erith is a neighbourhood and electoral ward within the London Borough of Bexley. Northumberland Heath is more commonly referred to locally as "North Heath" and is often considered to be part of upper Erith. Bordered by Barnehurst, Belvedere, Bexleyheath, Slade Green and Crayford. The area now known as Northumberland Heath was originally part of the ancient Saxon manor of Earhythe or Erith as we know it today. The name means to the north of the "humbre" which was the word for stream or river, presumably a tributary of the River Cray.

Northumberland Heath has a variety of affordable properties to choose from keeping the housing market buoyant in this area. Whether you are looking for your first purchase or downsizing once the family have flown the nest. Much of the housing stock is Victorian with some 1940's council developments and a Cottage estate (Vickers style) built for local Vickers armaments workers in 1916. Select from a one bedroom apartment to Detached houses and Bungalows. With prices which start as low as £100,000 and can exceed £500,000 Northumberland Heath tempts a selection of buyers from first timers, families, investors and professionals.

A diverse mix of residents from families attracted by its good education system to first time buyers and investors tempted by affordable housing and retirees due to the convenient transport links into nearby Bexleyheath and Bluewater.

Northumberland Heath and Erith is known for its famous landmark, the De-Luci fish. A glass mosaic sculpture some 80 foot high and sits on the main highway roundabout at the entrance of Erith town. Designed and made by Gary Drostle who was inspired by the ancient coat of arms of the town, derived from the 11th century arms of the De Luci family. Erith is the location of the longest pier in London and is popular with anglers.

Much of the housing stock is Victorian with some 1940's council developments and a Cottage estate (Vickers style) built for local Vickers armaments workers in 1916. Select from a one bedroom apartment to detached houses and bungalows. However like many areas ours is a popular choice with first time buyers due to new build flats and the shared ownership schemes available.

Looking to buy property in and around Northumberland Heath? Whether to live in or an investment? We realise that buying a property is for most people the biggest investment they will ever make and one that needs to have much time and thought go into it. So why not give us a call or pop in and discuss your needs with one of our experienced, knowledgeable and friendly team. It may be that you need help with the schools available , local transport links or how good the investment opportunities are here. Whatever your query we are here to help.

The Lesney Park conservation area is much requested along with the 'ABC' roads which are sought after due to being in the catchment area for Barnehurst Primary School, Bursted Primary School which received the following, Ofsted comment for 2013 ‘Good with outstanding features’ and Barnehurst mainline station.

The rental market in this area is extremely buoyant with high demand outstripping supply. A popular choice for tenants due to affordable rents starting from around £600 for a one bedroom apartment and the average three bedroom house around £1200. Mainline stations into London and the surrounding motorway links make this a great location for many people looking to rent and an ideal buy to let area for investors.

Erith Riverside shopping centre located in the heart of the town with excellent transport links and ample parking. Open seven days per week and offering a wide range of local and national retailers including names like Matalan, Argos, Iceland, and Wilkinsons. The main high street in Northumberland Heath provides a variety of shops from Tesco Express, The Co-op, gift shops, post office, bakeries, cafes, banks, pet store, florist, beauty salons and newsagents. If however you really want to participate in some major retail therapy then Bluewater retail park is a short drive away and is home to some of the countries leading retailers such as Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and House of Fraser. Bluewater also boasts an array of eateries including Jamie Oliver, Browns, TGI Fridays and Nandos.

Erith Rowing Club is located on the waterfront in former police premises. The Erith Yacht Club is based on the edge of Crayford marshes. A short walk from the pier is the Erith playhouse which is the largest non professional theatre in the London Borough of Bexley. Denis Thatcher, husband of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher headed the family owned Atlas Preservatives, based in Erith until 1965. The David Ives Stadium is home to Bexley Athletic Club and Erith Town F.C.

Northumberland Heath and surrounding areas offer excellent transport links with mainline stations in Erith, Slade Green and Barnehurst all into central London. Travelling by car then the A2, M25 and the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge are all nearby. Bus routes will take you into Dartford, Sidcup, Bexleyheath and Lewisham.

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