TQ3170 : Seat with a view at Norwood Grove

taken 7 years ago, near to West Norwood, Croydon, Great Britain

Seat with a view at Norwood Grove
Seat with a view at Norwood Grove
Until 1635, Norwood Grove formed part of the Great Streatham Common, which was referred to in the Domesday Book as Lime Common and stretched from Norbury to Tulse Hill. In that year what is now Norwood Grove became a shooting estate with a lodge for the 5th Duke of Portland. The present mansion was built in the mid 19th century, and soon after it became the residence of Mr. Arthur Anderson, MP, one of the founders of the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship line - the P. & O. After the death of Anderson in 1862, the mansion became the property of the Nettlefold family, the screw manufacturers which became part of Guest, Keen and Nettlefold. The Nettlefolds left in 1913. After the 1914-18 war, the local residents launched a fighting fund to save Norwood Grove from building development and the open space was dedicated for ever to the use of the public by the Prince of Wales at a gala opening in November 1926. The top of Norwood Grove near the house is 300 feet above sea level and gives very wide views to the south and west towards the North Downs and Windsor Castle.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 31 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 3 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3109 7057 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.1397N 0:6.9691W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3114 7062
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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