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The 'Two Brewers', Selhurst (5196069909).jpg
The Two Brewers pub, Selhurst
Selhurst is located in Greater London
Location within Greater London
Population18,087 (2011 Census. Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ340684
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtSE25
Post townCROYDON
Postcode districtCR0
Dialling code020
EU ParliamentLondon
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
51°23′58″N 0°04′29″W / 51.3995°N 0.0747°W / 51.3995; -0.0747Coordinates: 51°23′58″N 0°04′29″W / 51.3995°N 0.0747°W / 51.3995; -0.0747

Selhurst is a London suburb in the Borough of Croydon 7.8 miles (12.6 km) south-south-east of Charing Cross. The area is bounded by South Norwood, Croydon and Thornton Heath. The home stadium of Crystal Palace Football Club, called Selhurst Park, is sited at the northern end of the neighbourhood. The BRIT School, a performing arts school operated by The BRIT foundation, more commonly known for the BRIT Awards, is located in the area.

Selhurst is named after the Anglo Saxon for "dwelling in a wood". Evidence of a Saxon settlement was found when the railway station was built. The land was once owned by Henry VIII.

Heavers Meadow is an open space covering an area of 8.75 acres (0.014 sq mi; 0.035 km2) with a footpath through a flood meadow.[2] King George's Field (recreation ground) 3 acres (1.2 ha) is sited near the junction of Selhurst Road and Sydenham Road with entrances on Sydenham Road and Gloucester Road.[3]

Selhurst War Memorial

The Selhurst War Memorial on Selhurst Road is a grade II listed structure.[4]

The composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875–1912) lived at 30 Dagnall Park and the writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) lived on Tennison Road.


White British is the largest ethnic group as of the 2011 census, forming 26% of the population. The second and third largest were Black Caribbean and Black African, both 14% each.[5]


Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's House, Dagnall Park, Selhurst

Selhurst railway station has frequent trains north to London Victoria, and London Bridge at peak times, and south to Sutton, Caterham and Epsom Downs via East Croydon and West Croydon. There are also hourly train services to London Bridge from West Croydon, and nearby Norwood Junction provides many more services, including the new East London Line. Selhurst Depot is mainly used by the Southern train operating company.

London Bus Route 75 and London Bus Route 157 both run the length of Selhurst Road, terminating at Croydon & Lewisham (75) and Morden & Crystal Palace (157).

Selhurst is in Zone 4 of the London Transport Network.

The BRIT School

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  1. ^ "Croydon Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  2. ^ London Borough of Croydon - Heavers Meadow, accessed 2 March 2013 Archived 6 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "King George's Field". Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Selhurst War Memorial". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Selhurst". UK Census Data. 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2019.

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