South Croydon

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South Croydon
46 South End, Croydon.jpg
South End, South Croydon
South Croydon is located in Greater London
South Croydon
South Croydon
 South Croydon shown within Greater London
Population 15,790 (South Croydon ward)
OS grid reference TQ325633
London borough Croydon
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SOUTH CROYDON
Postcode district CR2
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Croydon Central
Croydon South [x]
London Assembly Croydon and Sutton
List of places
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Coordinates: 51°21′12″N 0°05′46″W / 51.3532°N 0.0962°W / 51.3532; -0.0962

South Croydon in Greater London is the area surrounding the valley south of central Croydon about 1 km in radius, centred on the Red Deer public house on the Brighton Road. It is part of the South Croydon (CR2) post town and in the London Borough of Croydon. It is essentially a dormitory suburb for Croydon and London.

Toponymy[edit]

The placename Croydon is recorded as early as 809 and is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book.[1] South Croydon as a distinct area is found much later, in the 19th century, when the area was developed as a residential suburb.[1]

Geography[edit]

St Peter's Church

The area could be considered[who?] to be bounded to the north and east by the South Croydon (CR2) postal boundary and to the west and south by the historic Croydon parish boundary, which runs from Conduit Lane to Croham Hurst, crossing Croham Road where it becomes Croham Valley Road, then across to the railway line, crossing Selsdon Road where it becomes Upper Selsdon Road and Carlton Road where it becomes Mayfield Road. Thereafter the old parish boundary roughly follows the railway south.

Landmarks of South Croydon include:

  • The former Swan and Sugarloaf public house, now a branch of Tesco Metro.
  • Whitgift School
  • St Peter's Church
  • St Augustine's Church
  • South Croydon Bus Garage
  • 46 South End

Green space is provided to the west by the enormous Purley Way Playing Fields, and the hidden green space with gardens that is Haling Grove sandwiched between Pampisford Road and the A23: the extensive Whitgift School playing fields frequently host international cricket and rugby matches.

The postal district of South Croydon includes Sanderstead, Selsdon and two remnants of Addington, Croham Valley and Monks Hill. It has the following schools: Haling Manor High School, Regina Coeli Catholic Primary School, St Peter's Primary School, St Giles School (specialist disabled school), Ridgeway Primary School, Gresham Primary School, Purley Oaks Primary School, Howard Primary School, Atwood Primary School, Selsdon Primary and Nursery School, Greenvale Primary School, Gilbert Scott Primary School, Whitgift School and The Quest Academy.

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Transport[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mills, D. (2000). Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names. Oxford. 

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