Forest Hill, London
Forest Hill library
|Population||14,854 (2011 Census. Ward)|
|OS grid reference|
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Lewisham West and Penge|
|London Assembly||Greenwich and Lewisham|
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", referred to the woodland which once covered the area and which was a part of the Great North Wood.
References[change | change source]
- "Lambeth Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
- Hibbert, C. The London Encyclopedia, Macmillan, p. 304
- Field, J. Place names of Greater London, Batsford, 1980, p.49