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Crystal Palace was known as Upper Norwood. The name Norwood is derived from the (Great) North Wood which once covered North Surrey and stretched from Croydon to Camberwell.
Upper Norwood passed to Whitehorse family in reign of Edward III.
In Tudor times timber for Golden Hinde, being built in Deptford, came from Norwood.
1652 The diarist, John Evelyn, was robbed in Norwoood.
1662 John Aubrey described Norwood as 'a great wood... belonging to the See of Canterbury'.
1665 Became a refuge from the Plague.
1747 Rocque's map showed Great North Wood being reduced by commons.
1797 Beginning of enclosure of Norwood area.
1820s Upper Norwood now a small suburb.
1820s Large houses built on Crown Lane.
1825 St Luke's (F Bedford), West Norwood opened.
1831 Beulah Spa opened.
Early Victorian Upper Norwood
1854 Crystal Palace and West End Railway line opened. Much house building.
Mid Victorian Upper Norwood1862 Stanford (Edward), Library Map of London and its Suburbs
1863 St Saviour's Almhouses opened in Hamilton Road.
1865 High Level station opened at Crystal Palace
1870-1871 The Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro moved to Upper Norwood More info
Late Victorian Upper Norwood
1895 FA Cup finals held at Park Hill Park (?) - now CP Athletics track
1898-1899 Emile Zola stayed at Queens Hotel, Upper Norwood
He photographed the Crystal Palace
Edwardian Upper Norwood
Upper Norwood in WW1
Inter-War Upper Norwood
Upper Norwood in WW2
Post war Upper Norwood
The Phoenix Suburb - Alan Warwick (1972/RP 2009 Norwood Society)
Racing At Crystal Palace. A History Of Motorsports At London's Own Race Circuit 1927-1972
- Phillipp Parfitt (MRP 1991)
Palace of the People: The Crystal Palace at Sydenham 1854-1936 - Jan Piggott (Hurst 2004)
100 Years of Crystal Palace Football Club - Nigel Sands (NPI Media group 2005)
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