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Elephant and Castle
Old Kent Road
Catford probably meant 'ford near which wild cats were seen'.
1254 Mention of Catford.
1311 Mention of Cateforde.
Queen Elizabeth was said to have stayed at Place House on Catford Hill.
Was mostly a small scattered hamlet, wooded and waterlogged with some
1830s Georgian development around Ravensbourne Park, only Nos 3-7, 11-15 and
1857 Catford Bridge rail station opened.
1875 Town Hall built.
Late C19 Streets were built radiating from Rushey Green.
1897 Black Horse pub built.
1960 Gaumont and Eros (formerly Lewisham Hippodrome) cinemas demolished.
1962 Eros House offices built by Owen Luder.
1968 Old Town Hall demolished.
1974 Catford Shopping Centre built by Owen Luder.
Lewisham Local Studies Library, 199-201 Lewisham High Street.
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