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We make selling or letting your property in Hayes Kent as easy and as fast as possible, our mission is to provide a full estate agent service which saves you money, but how do we do it? And what can you expect? It’s actually pretty simple! follow our steps for hassle-free sales and lettings.

How 123estateAgent Hayes works

We make selling or letting your property as fast and as easy as possible in Hayes, our mission is to provide full estate agent services and save you money, but how do we do it? And what can you expect? It’s actually pretty simple! Here are our steps for hassle-free sales and lettings.

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Interesting facts about Hayes Kent

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The name Hayes is recorded from 1177 as hoese from the Anglo-Saxon meaning “a settlement in open land overgrown with shrubs and rough bushes”. It formed an ancient, and later civil, parish of Kent of around 1,282 acres (5.19 km2). The village stood at the junction of Hayes Lane, leading north to Bromley (one mile distant), and what is now known as Pickhurst Lane, leading west to West Wickham. The centre of the old village is now called Hayes Street. The village school was here, as is the parish church of St Mary the Virgin. Parts of the church date back to the thirteenth century; however it was subject to heavy restorations by George Gilbert Scott and John Oldrid Scott in the nineteenth century. The public house, also on Hayes Lane, is called “The George” (first recorded 1759) . Hayes Street Farm, still shown on modern maps, is to the north of the village centre.

Both William Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708–1778), and William Pitt the Younger (1759–1806) lived at Hayes Place. The house was demolished in 1933 and the site redeveloped, but its occupants are remembered in such road names as Chatham and Pittsmead Avenues. Prior to being demolished, Hayes Place was owned by the Hambro family (of Hambros Bank fame) and a couple of roads bear the family names.

Although the parish church of Hayes can trace its history back over 800 years, and local villains joined Jack Cade in his rebellion of 1450, the story of Hayes became significant a little over a century ago, when Hayes became a popular place in which to live because bankers, stockbrokers and those who were “something in the City” bought property in the area.

The branch railway from Elmers End, originally known as the West Wickham and Hayes Railway, was opened on 29 May 1882. Hayes station is a terminus.

During the second world war, an anti-aircraft gun battery was locally based on Hayes Common, and the soldiers of the 1st Canadian Divisio who manned it were barracked in local homes.

Throughout the 20th century, the Hayes village area continued to grow and thrive. Further commercial development occurred on Station Approach because the increased traffic through the railway terminus created an incentive for growth. In the old village area (‘Old Hayes’), the former village school was converted to a second, smaller village hall when the local primary school opened in 1937;[14] it lies along George Lane, which was further expanded at around the same time to facilitate further suburban housing developments.


Hayes is formed of what originally were five separate villages: Botwell, Hayes Town, Hayes End, Wood End and Yeading. The name Hayes Town has come to be applied to the area around Station Road between Coldharbour Lane and Hayes & Harlington railway station, but this was historically the hamlet called Botwell. The original Hayes Town was the area to the east of St Mary’s Church, centred around Church Road, Hemmen Lane and Freeman’s Lane.

For some 700 years up to 1546, Hayes formed part of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s estates, ostensibly owing to grants from the Mercian royal family. In that year, the then-Archbishop Thomas Cranmer was forced to surrender his land to King Henry VIII, who subsequently granted the estate to Edward North, 1st Baron North. The area changed hands several times thereafter, but by the eighteenth century, two family-names had established themselves as prominent and long-time landowners: Minet and Shackle.

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