09: Walter's Yard

Description A stop on the Bromley North Village heritage trail
History Until end of 18th century the east side of the High Street from the Bell Inn northwards, including part of the side of the college, comprised land called Grete House. This was a large private estate now covered by Walters Yard. During the Napoleonic Wars (1797 to 1815) part of the area became known as Prison Yard. French prisoners were held in a temporary building on the site while being marched through the country between 1797 and 1815.
Did you know? Said to be named after John Walter, who ran a smithy which enjoyed a high reputation locally
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Continue walk Head towards the Star and Garter public house, note the Art Deco style cinema on the left.

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