Place:Hither Green, Kent, England

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NameHither Green
Alt namesHither-Greensource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeDistrict
Located inKent, England
Also located inGreater London, England    
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Hither Green is a district in South East London, England, located in the London Borough of Lewisham. It is located south of Lewisham. It is situated 6.6 miles (10.6 km) south east of Charing Cross, and on the Prime Meridian.

Growing extensively with the arrival of the railways, Hither Green is characterised by late 19th and early 20th century Victorian and Edwardian domestic architecture, most notably the Corbett Estate. The railway runs through the centre of the area, with Staplehurst Road and its shopping parade to the east, and Hither Green Lane to the west. The lane dates back to Roman times and runs between the Quaggy and Ravensbourne rivers.

Hither Green is relatively peaceful and is noted for its "village" like feel and friendly community spirit. It is situated close to shopping facilities in Blackheath, Lewisham and Catford. It also enjoys fast, frequent transport links to the City and West End as well as connections with the Docklands Light Railway in Lewisham and East London Line in New Cross (now the London Overground). Trains times of as little as 10 minutes to London Bridge at certain times and direct routes to Charing Cross and Cannon St have seen the area become increasingly popular.

The area is known for the Hither Green rail crash, in which 49 people were killed in 1967.

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