Spring Park, Croydon

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Spring Park
Spring Park is located in Greater London
Spring Park
Spring Park
Location within Greater London
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCroydon
Postcode districtCR0
Dialling code020
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51°22′33″N 0°01′52″W / 51.375745°N 0.031049°W / 51.375745; -0.031049Coordinates: 51°22′33″N 0°01′52″W / 51.375745°N 0.031049°W / 51.375745; -0.031049

Spring Park is a small area in London, England. It is within the London Borough of Bromley and the London Borough of Croydon, straddling the traditional Kent-Surrey border along The Beck. Spring Park is located north of Addington, west of West Wickham and south of Monks Orchard and Shirley.[1]

History[edit]

The area was historically known as Cold Harbour.[1] Settlement began in the area in the 1830s at the instigation of the MP John Temple Leader, who employed the agricultural innovator Hewitt Davis to turn what was barren heathland into productive farmland.[1] Large scale residential building began in the 1920s–1930s.[2] The Shrublands council estate was constructed after the Second World War on compulsorily purchased land from the golf course.[3]

The area contains a small row of shops at the junction of Bridle Road and Broom Road. The Goat pub, which closed in 2017 following an attack on a local asylum seeker, re-opened in 2019 as The Apple Tree.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetter, p. 467.
  2. ^ Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetter, p. 467.
  3. ^ Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetter, p. 441.
  4. ^ "The Goat pub in Shirley is reopening very soon under a new name". MyLondon. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Rio 2016: Croydon boxer Joshua Buatsi guaranteed at least a bronze medal". MyLondon. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints (1376050)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 31 January 2020.