Russell Hill, Croydon

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Russell Hill
Russell Hill is located in Greater London
Russell Hill
Russell Hill
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• Charing Cross17.1 mi (27.5 km) N
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Postcode districtCR8
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51°21′12″N 0°07′36″W / 51.353318°N 0.126708°W / 51.353318; -0.126708Coordinates: 51°21′12″N 0°07′36″W / 51.353318°N 0.126708°W / 51.353318; -0.126708

Russell Hill is an area in the London Borough of Croydon, located to the north-west of Purley.

It is named after former British prime minister John Russell, 1st Earl Russell who was President of the Warehousemen, Clerks and Drapers School which was built here in 1886; prior to this the locality was known as Beggar's Thorn or Beggar's Bush.[1] The area is now home to Margaret Roper Catholic Primary School and Thomas More Catholic School.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetter, p 421.
  2. ^ Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetter, p 421.