Place:Forestdale, Greater London, England


Located inGreater London, England

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Forestdale is a village in southeast London, UK, part of the London Borough of Croydon. It is located to the east of Selsdon, and to the west of Addington. The main building development of the village, commenced in the late 1960s and completed in the mid 70s, took place on what was previously open ground, containing a number of smallholdings. Forestdale is linked to Croydon via Addington by Featherbed Lane which skirts the suburb on one side.

The distinctive feature of the village consists of cul-de-sacs running off four main roads, the cul-de-sacs being subdivided into several 'neighbourhoods'. All houses within a cul-de-sac are of the same style, but differ from other cul-de-sacs in style and materials, such as weatherboarding, brick colour and arrangement, and so uniformity of style is achieved within one cul-de-sac but differs from all others.

One more mark of distinction was the award-winning introduction in 1972, by the construction firm, Wates Group, of solar heating panels in three houses in one of the areas.

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