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Blackheath is a name that was set down in writing in 1166 as Blachehedfeld, which means “dark colored heathland”. A common mistake is the association of the name with the 14th century Black Plague and the 1665 Plague. Although the place was most likely used as a burial site during the Plague, it has nothing to do with the name.
It’s a peaceful and prosperous area popular for its extensive park that is home to high-spired, 19th- century All Saints’ Church. Tons of joggers and families enjoy the playing fields that are often used for sports games.
The Pagoda is a significant example of a lovely property located in Blackheath. It was built by Sir William Chambers in 1760, having the look of a conventional Chinese pagoda.
Watling Street passes through Blackheath SE3. The street used to be an ancient trackway built by the Britons and paved by the Romans. The original Celtic name is unknown.
Golf, cricket, rugby, athletics, and kite flying are practiced in the area. Blackheath SE3 is home to England’s first golf club. This is also the place where the London marathon starts.