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|Herne Hill History Guide|
A timeline history of Herne Hill illustrated with prints, photographs and maps (revised 2016) Click on images to enlarge
Anerley & Penge
Elephant and Castle
Old Kent Road
Origin of name
Herne Hill may have meant "hill by nook of land" or may have been named after the Herne family, residents in the area from the 17th Century.
Medieval Herne Hill
Herne Hill was part of the ancient manor of Milkwell.
Georgian Herne Hill
1823 John Ruskin moved with his family to 28 Herne Hill. It was demolished in the 1920s. There is a plaque in what is now No 26 Herne Hill.
Victorian Herne Hill
Old St Pauls Church burnt down.
Edwardian Herne Hill
Carnegie Public Library (by H. Wakeford) opened.
Pre-War Herne Hill
WW2 & Herne Hill
Post War Herne Hill
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