Beckenham History

Town Beadle

The town Beadle Mr James Dennis stands at Junction of Burrell Row,

Three Tuns in distance.

Beckenham was recognised in the Domesday book as Bacheham, a village on the stream, but up to the early 19th century its population barely reached 1000. Then three factors contributed to the growth of the village into a town. The first was the terrible smells, smoke and grime that was driving rich stockbrokers from London, the second was the financial acumen of the Cator family who bought up land in the Beckenham area from the middle of the eighteenth century and the third was the growth of the railways.