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Encyclopedia > West Norwood
West Norwood
Coordinates: 51°26′50″N 0°06′44″W / 51.4472, -0.1123
OS grid reference TQ325715
London borough Lambeth
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district SE27
Dial code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
UK Parliament Dulwich and West Norwood
London Assembly Lambeth and Southwark
European Parliament London
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West Norwood (sometimes referred to as Norwood) is a place in the London Borough of Lambeth. It is primarily a residential suburb of south London but with some light industry near Knights Hill in the south. It is 5.4 miles (8.7 km) south south-east of Charing Cross, bordered by Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace, West Dulwich, Tulse Hill and Streatham. Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links Greater_london_outline_map_bw. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... The London Borough of Lambeth is a London borough in South London, England and forms part of Inner London. ... 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West Norwood is part of the Norwood town centre area of the London Borough of Lambeth comprising Gipsy Hill, Thurlow Park, and Knights Hill Wards. The town centre office is located at the West Norwood Library. It is currently represented by nine councillors, six of whom are Conservative and three Labour. Two of the Conservative councillors for Thurlow Park Ward have served continuously on the Council since 1990.

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Places and spaces

Most public buildings and shops in West Norwood are anchored on either side of Norwood Road and Knights Hill, which runs north-south through the town. The numbering zones for A-roads in Great Britain List of A roads beginning with 2 in Great Britain starting south of the River Thames and east of the A3. ...


West Norwood is well served for parks and open spaces with Norwood Park and Brockwell Park which is only a short walk outside the town centre area. The Cemetery has 45 acres (18.2 hectares) of green space in the centre of the town. There are tennis courts, a recreation ground and a small wood beside Knights Hill. Peabody Hill Wood is an area of outstanding importance recognised by English Nature. Norwood Park may refer to: In the United Kingdom: Norwood Lakes in Croydon, South London Norwood Park, West Norwood, London South Norwood Country Park, a park in South London In the United States: Norwood Park, Chicago a populated area of the United States Category: ... Brockwell Park is a 128. ... West Norwood Cemetery is a cemetery in West Norwood, Lambeth, London. ...


Education is a major service industry in West Norwood, which has several private sector and local authority primary schools. A number of local parents are promoting the foundation of a new non-faith secondary school (Elmgreen[1]) with funding from the government, which is scheduled to open in 2007.


West Norwood is also home to L'Arche Lambeth, a L'Arche Community founded in 1977 by Therese Vanier. The Community provides 5 residential care homes and 5 day provision workshops for adults with learning disabilties, and is part of the International Federation of L'Arche. LArche is an international network of faith-based communities creating homes and day programs with people who have developmental disabilities (or learning disabilities as they are known in the UK). ...


There are churches of many demoninations incuding the Anglican parishes of All Saints and St Luke's, the Roman Catholic parish of St Matthew's, the Chatsworth Baptist Church, and the Roupell Methodist Church, as well as several newly arrived faith groups that follow the evangelical or charismatic tradition. In 2000, All Saints Church, home of the Lambeth Orchestra, burned down, but it re-opened on the same site in 2006 thanks to the sustained work of parishoners and the local community. The longest serving member of the clergy is Provost John Devane, parish priest at St Matthew's, West Norwood, since May 1970.


Knights Hill

Confusingly, there are two areas called Knight's Hill nearby; the better known area is the residential area and electoral ward in the south west by the road called Knights Hill. But there is another hill to the north near Thurlow Park Road known as Knight's Hill (over the Tulse Hill railway tunnel, West Dulwich), which once had a nearby railway station named after it. It includes the hilly land between the western end of Thurlow Park Road (South Circular), Peabody Hill and Lovelace Road, where the adjoining Rosendale allotments in Dulwich stand today. The green area is still marked as Knight's Hill on detailed maps, but not normally on modern streetmaps to avoid confusion. Both areas have similar origins, first mentioned as belonging to Thomas Knyght in 1545, and were known as Knight's Hill Common and Knight's Hill Farm, respectively. Dulwich and West Norwood is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... West Dulwich railway station is in the London Borough of Southwark in south London. ...


History

Before 1885 West Norwood was known as Lower Norwood, in contrast to Upper Norwood and South Norwood. These areas were created as a result of the enclosure acts which divided up the Great North Wood, hence the name 'Norwood'. The first act in 1797 was for Croydon and was mainly in favour of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the south, while the second in 1806 was for Lambeth, being mainly in favour of Lord Thurlow to the north. 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Upper Norwood is an elevated area in south London, England within the postcode SE19. ... South Norwood is a place in the London Borough of Croydon. ... For other uses of the term see Enclosure (disambiguation) Enclosure (also inclosure) is the process of conversion of common land to private ownership. ... The Great North Wood, sometimes known as The Kings Wood, was a natural oak forest that covered most of the area of raised ground starting some four miles south of central London, covering the Sydenham Ridge and the southern reaches of the River Effra and its tributaries. ... It has been suggested that Central Croydon be merged into this article or section. ... The Archbishop of Canterbury is the spiritual leader and senior clergyman of the Church of England, recognized by convention as the head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Lambeth is a place in the London Borough of Lambeth. ... Baron Thurlow is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. ...


John Rocque's 1745 map of London already showed the Horns Tavern at Knight's Hill in the south of the town, backing onto extensive woodland, with an open valley stretching to 'Island Green' in the north, approximately where Herne Hill railway station stands now. The enclosure maps 50 years later showed little left of the woodland other than a few coppices. Most of the current main roads were soon in position with a turnpike gate at the junction of the roads now called Norwood road and the High Street. The River Effra ran alongside the current Elder Road towards Sydenham in open countryside, and was prone to flooding. The new parish required a church, so St. Luke's was provided under the Waterloo church scheme, one of four built in Lambeth (the others being Matthew, Mark, and John) and was completed in 1825. Orinially St Luke's parish served just a few substantial villas, and some more humble worker's cottages mainly situated between Knights Hill and the High Street. The early 19th century saw the arrival of recreational tea gardens around Knights Hill and Beulah Hill, and the South Metropolitan Cemetery in 1837. The new railway line to Sydenham and the Crystal Palace in 1856 heralded major changes, and many of the larger houses and gardens were demolished and replaced with predominantly terraced and Semi-detached housing over the next 4 decades. John Rocque (originally Jean, b. ... // Events May 11 - War of Austrian Succession: Battle of Fontenoy - At Fontenoy, French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army including the Black Watch June 4 – Frederick the Great destroys Austrian army at Hohenfriedberg August 19 - Beginning of the 45 Jacobite Rising at Glenfinnan September 12 - Francis I is elected... Herne Hill railway station is a train station in south London, England, on the South Eastern mainline from London Victoria station to Kent, and on the Thameslink line from Luton to Wimbledon. ... A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ... The outlet for the Effra river empties into the Thames by Vauxhall Bridge, from which this shot was taken. ... Sydenham is a place, for the most part, in the London Borough of Lewisham; though some streets towards Crystal Palace Park and Penge are in the London Borough of Bromley, and some streets off Sydenham Hill are in the London Borough of Southwark. ... Waterloo church is one of the names applied to over 600 English churches constructed during the early to mid 19th century using funds from the Church Building Act 1818. ... List of New Testament stories are stories from the New Testament of Christianity. ... Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park A tea garden was a place to drink tea and stroll around lawns, ponds and view statues. ... The A215 is an A road in South London. ... West Norwood Cemetery is a cemetery in West Norwood, Lambeth, London. ... Sydenham is a place, for the most part, in the London Borough of Lewisham; though some streets towards Crystal Palace Park and Penge are in the London Borough of Bromley, and some streets off Sydenham Hill are in the London Borough of Southwark. ... The 1851 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park . ... A street of British Victorian/Edwardian terraced homes. ... Semi-detached housing (usually abbreviated to semi, as in three-bedroom semi) consists of pairs of houses built side by side as units sharing a party wall and usually in such a way that each houses layout is a mirror image of its twin. ...


Norwood High Street never developed into a major shopping parade as originally planned, instead most local shops have been located on the Norwood Rd between York Hill and St Luke's. Parts of West Norwood have been declared conservation areas including Lancaster Avenue with West Norwood Fire Station the most recent building to be listed. The numbering zones for A-roads in Great Britain List of A roads beginning with 2 in Great Britain starting south of the River Thames and east of the A3. ...


The two world wars witnessed bomb damage to many buildings in the area, with York Hill and the areas around the railway suffering particularly badly. Many of the post-war estates were built on bomb sites or replaced areas which had experienced damage. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


A stunning Art Deco cinema, named The Regal, was built at 304 Norwood Road in the late 1920s. It was designed by architect F Edward Jones and opened in January 1930. The cinema sat 2,010 and was equipped with a Christie Manual organ. The cinema closed on 8th February 1964 with a double screening of Peter Sellers' I'm Alright Jack and Two Way Stretch. Following its closure, the building became a Top Rank Bingo Club a few months later and remained open until 1978. The building was demolished in November 1981 and a B&Q store can be seen today on the same site. [2] Richard Henry Peter Sellers, CBE (8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was an English comedian, actor, and performer, who came to prominence on the BBC radio series The Goon Show and later became a film star. ...


Clocks in West Norwood

  • St Luke's clock was supplied by Vulliamy, the Royal Clockmaker, and was retained when the church was rebuilt in 1890.
  • Part of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange was filmed in Nettlefold Hall which is part of West Norwood Library centre.
  • A private residence, The Clock House in Chestnut Road, opens to the public during Open House London each September.

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Local landmarks

Local landmarks include West Norwood Cemetery, South London Theatre, St Luke's Church and the Old Library, originally endowed by Henry Tate and renovated by Lambeth Council in 2004 with the aid of grants from the Single Regeneration Budget. The modern library, which includes the Nettlefold Hall, was host to a popular local cinema club "Film on Thursday". West Norwood Cemetery is a cemetery in West Norwood, Lambeth, London. ... The South London Theatre is a theatre in West Norwood in London, England. ... Sir Henry Tate (March 11, 1819 - December 5, 1899) was an English sugar merchant, noted for establishing the Tate Gallery in London. ... Film on Thursday was an award winning film club based in a 200 seat cinema and bar in Nettlefold Hall West Norwood (where part of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange was filmed) which is part of the library centre. ...

  • Norwood Park. Originally part of the great North Wood, it became known as New Park in 1908 and has great views of the city. The park includes a children's playground, childcare centre, skateboard ramp and paddling pools. Facing the park is Elder Road, with an attractive terrace of private Georgian and Victorian housing behind high iron railings, former school buildings for the 'Norwood House of Industry'
  • Free Public Library (The Old Library). In 2004 this has been a cafe and venue for local meetings, activities, exhibitions and events. The building opened on 21 July 1888 as the first public library in Lambeth until superseded by a new library and hall on the other side of St Luke's Church. The building was designed by Sidney Smith, architect of Tate Britain and several other Lambeth libraries, using red brick, terracotta and Ham Hill stone, with a balcony above the entrance loggia. It was commissioned by Sir Henry Tate on land donated by Frederick Nettlefold: both were local donors who now rest in the nearby cemetery.
  • Mrs Woodford Fawcett Fountain - in front of St Luke's Church, where Norwood Road splits into Norwood High Street and Knights Hill. Mrs Fawcett was a local temperance campaigner and is buried in the cemetery just a minute's walk from the fountain.
  • Norwood Hall, currently a mothballed community centre, is visible from trains approaching West Norwood railway station. The Hall and the surrounding Hainthorpe Housing Estate, sit on the 9 acre-site of a Jewish orphanage and hospital built in 1861-3. The children's home moved out a century later, but kept the name Norwood, leaving the site under Lambeth's control. Of the original building only the porter's lodge off Knights Hill now remains, its curving Dutch-gables, red brick with black diaperwork and mullioned windows suggesting the design of the former 3-storey institution.

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Transport and locale

Nearest places

Brixton is an area of South London, England, part of the London Borough of Lambeth. ... Crystal Palace is an area in south London, England within the postcode London SE19, named after the Crystal Palace, relocated to Upper Norwood in 1854. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Gipsy Hill is a place in South London, SE19, named after a community of gypsies who formerly lived there. ... Norwood New Town is a district in Southeast London. ... Streatham is a place in the London Borough of Lambeth in the United Kingdom . ... Tulse Hill is a district and hill in the London Borough of Lambeth in London, England. ... Upper Norwood is an elevated area in south London, England within the postcode SE19. ...

Nearest rail stations

Herne Hill railway station is a train station in south London, England, on the South Eastern mainline from London Victoria station to Kent, and on the Thameslink line from Luton to Wimbledon. ... Detail of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railways coat of arms, displayed above the entrance to Gipsy Hill station Gipsy Hill railway station is in the London Borough of Lambeth in south London. ... Tulse Hill railway station is in the London Borough of Lambeth in south London, just off the A205 South Circular Road. ... West Dulwich railway station is in the London Borough of Southwark in south London. ... West Norwood railway station is in the London Borough of Lambeth in West Norwood, south London. ...

Bus Garage

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Notable former and current residents

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