Avery Hill

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Avery Hill
Avery Hill is located in Greater London
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51°27′05″N 0°04′34″E / 51.451434°N 0.076128°E / 51.451434; 0.076128Coordinates: 51°27′05″N 0°04′34″E / 51.451434°N 0.076128°E / 51.451434; 0.076128

Avery Hill is an area of South East London mainly within Royal Borough of Greenwich, and with some parts in the London Borough of Bexley. It is located east of Eltham and north west of Sidcup. It is believed that the area is named after an aviary formerly located in the area.[1]

It is the location of Avery Hill House, a palatial dwelling built by John Thomas North who had made his fortune in the sodium nitrate trade.[2] Following North's death the house was acquired by the London County Council in July 1902 and its grounds extended to create Avery Hill Park in 1903. North's House became Avery Hill College and is owned by the University of Greenwich, although currently up for sale.[3]

Avery Hill Park[edit]

Avery Hill Park is a public park. It is notable for an indoor winter garden, which is part of the House, and maintained by the University of Greenwich. The Winter Garden is the second largest Victorian glasshouse in the UK after Kew Gardens' Temperate House. It forms part of one of the most extensive and expensive garden arrangements ever constructed as part of a private house in England.

Since 2010, the park has hosted a Parkrun on Saturdays.

Transport[edit]

Rail[edit]

The closest National Rail stations to Avery Hill are Falconwood and New Eltham.

Buses[edit]

Five bus routes serve Avery Hill, which are provided by Transport for London.

Nearby Areas[edit]

Avery Hill borders Falconwood to the north and north east, Blackfen to the east, Sidcup to the south east, New Eltham to the south and south west and Eltham to the west and north west.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetter, p 15-16.
  2. ^ Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetter, p 15-16.
  3. ^ Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetter, p 15-16.

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