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Beckenham

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Beckenham
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Administration
Borough:Bromley
County:Greater London
Region:Greater London
Nation:England
Other
Ceremonial County:Greater London
Traditional County:Kent
Post Office and Telephone
Post town:BECKENHAM
Postal County:Kent
Postcode:BR3
Dialling Code:020

Beckenham is a town in the London Borough of Bromley. It is 8.4 miles (13.5 km) south east of Charing Cross.

It is referred to as Bacheham in the Domesday Book of 1086, and its name probably means Beohha's village (ham). The River Beck was named after the town. Many attribute John Cator as being responsible for turning the village of Beckenham into a significant town in the late 1700s - a process that accelerated after his death in 1806 with the arrival of the railway from the 1830s.

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Arms of the former Beckenham Borough Council
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Arms of the former Beckenham Borough Council

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Beckenham is also a suburb of Perth, Western Australia.

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