Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood






        Photos taken Sept. 08.  Croydon  Croydon Airport  Crystal Palace Park  Advertise  More Crystal Palace Photos  Search Site
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        Random photos of Crystal Palace, Upper Norwood, South London, and including Gipsy Hill.

        Among the most famous former residents of the area was the French writer Emile Zola, who lived at Upper Norwood's Queens Hotel in exile from France between 1898-99. Famously, he photographed the area.

        Another famous resident was the actress Margaret Lockwood (the most popular British actress of the 1940s), who lived in the Gipsy Hill area from the age of 4 in 1920 to around 1937. Her mother took Lockwood and her brother from India to live there because of the clean air it's high altitude would bring! The area is one of the highest locations in London at 357 ft and the views from Westow Hill of Dulwich College and beyond to the city of London are stunning.

        Both areas have been photographed below.

        Just walk around the area and so many of the houses stand as testimony to the area's Victorian heyday. Exquisite splendours high on the golden hill. The coming of the Crystal Palace in 1854 was of course responsible for the affluence of the area and mercifully ugly new buildings have been kept to a minimum.

        Feb. 09 - Just add the definative photo collection of Crystal Palace.

        Hover over each thumbnail image for details on street and click on each to open a bigger picture.

        Most of these photos are available as signed prints. Please e-mail for details.

        I'd be grateful if the photos are not used without prior permission. Please e-mail any request for usage or to obtain any photo without the copyright wording.


        Window, Highland Road, Gipsy Hill - Sept. 08 Gipsy Hill, London, SE19 - Sept. 08 Gipsy Hill from Highland Rd., London, SE19 - Sept. 08 Highland Rd, Gipsy Hill, London, SE19. Part of Highland Road 
as it is in 2008. This is the part
of the road that was bombed 
and these new homes appeared 
on the site where the actress Margaret Lockwood
lived at 18A and 30 from the early 1920s until around 1937. - Sept. 08 Highland Rd, Gipsy Hill, London, SE19 - Sept. 08 Highland Rd, Gipsy Hill, London, SE19. 2 Lunham Road off Highland Road
right of photo is 
where the actress Margaret Lockwood
with her mother and brother
moved into in 1920 from India. - Sept. 08

        Highland Rd, Gipsy Hill, London, SE19 - Sept. 08 Flats, Highland Rd, Gipsy Hill, London, SE19 - Sept. 08 Flats, Highland Rd, Gipsy Hill, London, SE19 - Sept. 08 Highland Rd, Gipsy Hill, London, SE19 - Sept. 08 Gipsy Hill, London, SE19 - Sept. 08 Highland Rd, Gipsy Hill, London, SE19 - Sept. 08

        Coopers Yard, Gipsy Hill, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 - Sept. 08 TV Transmitter, South Norwood Hill, South London - Sept. 08 Queens Hotel, Church Road, Upper Norwood, South London - Sept. 08 Emile Zola lived here at the Queens Hotel between 1898-9, Church Road, Upper Norwood, South London - Sept. 08 Emile Zola lived here at the Queens Hotel 
between 1898-9, Church Road, 
Upper Norwood, South London - Sept. 08 Emile Zola lived here at the Queens Hotel 
between 1898-9, Church Road, 
Upper Norwood, South London - Sept. 08

        Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 - Sept. 08 Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 - Sept. 08 Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 - Sept. 08 Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 - Sept. 08 Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 - Sept. 08 Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 - Sept. 08



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