Category Archives: /Croydon

Great North Wood on Rocque’s Small Scale Map

Above: The Great North Wood shown on Rocque’s small scale map (Click image to enlarge to 1550×1250). There is never any substitute for seeing direct evidence for something. Theories of how something might have looked cannot compete with actual evidence. In … Continue reading

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Great North Wood Extent

Above: Outline map showing the extent of the Great North Wood in medieval times (Click image to enlarge to 1280×800). If you draw a vertical line passing through London Bridge on a map of Inner London, it would pass very close … Continue reading

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Norwood Triangle Plaques

Above: The shop in Westow Hill that was once one of the Cullen’s shops. In the summer of 2017 members of the Norwood Society completed a most unusual project. They had seen ‘Blue Plaques’ on shops in the Bloomsbury area, … Continue reading

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Doyle, Arthur Conan

Above: The house in Tenison Road, now in use as flats. Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish writer and physician, most remembered today for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. In … Continue reading

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Great North Wood

Above: View on a sunny day in the dense woodland – called Sydenham Hill Wood – that still remains from a small part of the original Great North Wood. The subject of the Great North Wood relates to several London … Continue reading

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