South Croydon

South Croydon

infobox UK place
country = England
region= London
official_name= South Croydon
latitude= 51.3532
longitude= -0.0962
os_grid_reference= TQ325633
elevation= approx 57m
london_borough= Croydon
post_town= SOUTH CROYDON
postcode_area= CR
postcode_district= CR2
dial_code= 020
constituency_westminster= Croydon Central
constituency_westminster1= Croydon South


South Croydon is a locality in Greater London, the area surrounding the valley south of central Croydon about 1 km in radius, centred on the Red Deer public house on the Brighton Road. It is part of the South Croydon (CR2) post town and in the London Borough of Croydon. It is essentially a dormitory suburb for Croydon and London. The locality could be considered to be bounded to the north and east by the South Croydon (CR2) postal border and to the west and south by the historic Croydon parish border which runs from Conduit Lane to Croham Hurst (crossing Croham Road at the point that Croham Road becomes Croham Valley Road) then across to the railway line, crossing Selsdon Road where it becomes Upper Selsdon Road and Carlton Road where it becomes Mayfield Road. Thereafter the old parish border roughly follows the railway south.

Landmarks of South Croydon include:
* The Swan and Sugarloaf public house
* Whitgift School
* South Croydon Bus Garage

outh Croydon (road)

The street South End which continues northward as High Street, Croydon and southward as Brighton Road, South Croydon is in post town Croydon, CR0. When Croydon people speak of "South Croydon" they often mean this road.

South Croydon post town area (CR2)

The postal district of South Croydon includes South Croydon, Sanderstead, Selsdon and two remnants of Addington (Croham Valley and Monks Hill). Also it has the following schools: Haling Manor High School, Regina Coeli Catholic Primary School, St Peter's Primary School, St Giles School (Specialist disabled school), Ridgeway Primary School, Gresham Primary School, Purley Oaks Primary School, Howard Primary School, Atwood Primary School, Selsdon Primary and Nursery School, Greenvale Primary School, Gilbert Scott Infant Community School, Gilbert Scott Junior Community School, Whitgift School and Selsdon High School.

Nearest places

*Croydon (town)
*Purley Way
*Croydon Airport

Nearest railway stations

*South Croydon
*Purley Oaks
*Selsdon Road - closed
*Spencer Road halt - closed


ee also

* Croydon
* East Croydon
* West Croydon
* North End, Croydon

External links

* [ Whitgift School]
* [ The Woodside & South Croydon Railway] - describes Selsdon Road Station and Spencer Road Halt

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