Forest Hill, London

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Forest Hill
London, Forest Hill Library.jpg
Forest Hill library
Forest Hill is located in Greater London
Forest Hill
Forest Hill
Forest Hill shown within Greater London
Population 14,854 (2011 Census. Ward)[1]
OS grid reference TQ354736
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Post town LONDON
Postcode district SE23
Dialling code 020
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51°26′45″N 0°03′11″W / 51.4457°N 0.053°W / 51.4457; -0.053Coordinates: 51°26′45″N 0°03′11″W / 51.4457°N 0.053°W / 51.4457; -0.053

Forest Hill is an area of the London Borough of Lewisham in south London.

History[change | change source]

Like much of London, Forest Hill was only sparsely populated until the mid-19th century. The name Forest Hill, originally simply "The Forest",[2] referred to the woodland which once covered the area[3] and which was a part of the Great North Wood.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lambeth Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  2. Hibbert, C. The London Encyclopedia, Macmillan, p. 304
  3. Field, J. Place names of Greater London, Batsford, 1980, p.49