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
Location within Greater London
Population14,854 (2011 Census. Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ354736
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtSE23
Dialling code020
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
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. Archived from the original on 6 February 2017. 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