Lewisham

Lewisham, Lewisham A large – but somewhat unexciting – south-east London suburb and commercial centre, situated on the River Ravensbourne, one-and-a-half miles south of…

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Grove Park, Lewisham

…Grove Park, Lewisham A mixed settlement of council and private housing, separated by the railway line from the Downham estate to the south-west This…

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Ladywell

…Ladywell, Lewisham A residential locality beside the River Ravensbourne on the west side of Lewisham As early as 1472 a spring was recorded on…

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St Johns

…St Johns, Lewisham The southernmost part of Deptford, spilling into north-west Lewisham and north-east Brockley Stone House* In 1773 Stone House became the area’s…

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Elverson Road

…Elverson Road, Lewisham A residential street in St Johns, north Lewisham, and a station on the borough’s border with Greenwich By 1371 this locality…

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Catford

…Catford, Lewisham A much-redeveloped town centre surrounded by late Victorian and Edwardian housing, situated on the River Ravensbourne south of Lewisham The Catford Cat,…

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Deptford

…Population: 16,603 (Lewisham’s Evelyn ward, 2011 census) Stations: South Eastern (Deptford, zone 2) and Docklands Light Railway, Lewisham branch (Deptford Bridge, zones 2 and 3)…

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Bellingham

…Bellingham, Lewisham An interwar municipal estate situated beside the River Ravensbourne south of Catford This place was first identified in 10th-century Anglo-Saxon charters as…

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Hither Green

…Hither Green, Lewisham A part-gentrified satellite of Lewisham, situated south-west of Lee and east of Catford Hither Green hospital’s clock-​​faced water tower, seen during…

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Beckenham Hill

…Beckenham Hill, Lewisham A station and road located between Beckenham Place Park and Bellingham Beckenham Place* This was Stumps Hill when John Cator acquired…

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