Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Eltham

A south London suburb situated about eight miles from the centre of London.  Although today it functions largely as a shopping centre and dormitory town for commuters, Eltham has an interesting history with royal connections, centred on Eltham Palace, used by the Royal Court between the 14th and 16th centuries, and an important art deco house, built in 1933 for Sir Stephen and Lady Courtauld.

Eltham By-pass

Reputedly, the first by-pass to be built in Britain.

Location
A stretch of the A20, from Eltham Road, on the Horn Park Estate, to Marechal Niel Parade, on Footscray Road, west of Sidcup.

Date
1923.

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