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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 27 May 12 4.47pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

I'm doing some work in Sydenham Road (opposite the Whitehorse) at the moment. Part of my job is to investigate the site for a proposed development, which entails interrogating historical maps.

Without breaching copyright, (because I've bought these maps) am happy to share clips.

EDIT :First map shows an 'Inn' on the site of the Whitehorse in 1880.
The Whitehorse is not actually identified specifically until 1954. The building has then changed significantly from the building that was there in 1880. This could possibly mean that the site was hit by bombing in WW2 and the Whitehorse rebuilt afterwards. A bit speculative, but i'd have to consult the bombing maps to confirm.

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 27 May 12 4.52pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

A Map of 1872 shows why our stadium got its name. This is the earliest mapping I have of our stadium's location

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 27 May 12 4.57pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

By 1896 it had become a Brickworks. Typically, this is where London Clay is dug up and fired, to make bricks.
These bricks would have been used in the surrounding area (croydon), for the construction of buildings/houses


This gives an indication that Selhurst Park may sit on clay, but also explains that the 'natural amphitheatre' of the current stadium was a result of anthropogenic activities, and not natural processes.

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 27 May 12 5.04pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Mapping of 1932-34.

The first mapping showing our football stadium, with just the main stand built. All other sides are just terraced embankments

 


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View money4nuffin's Profile money4nuffin Flag croydon 27 May 12 5.21pm Send a Private Message to money4nuffin Add money4nuffin as a friend

Quite amazing how area get built up. I always wondered what it would be like to time travel back to the 1800's or earlier to see what Croydon was like before urbanisation

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 27 May 12 5.22pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

By 1974, The Arthur Wait stand can clearly been seen, and there seems to be the beginnings of the Whitehorse Road stand, although terracing is still present. The Holmesdale looks to be concrete terracing and no longer an embankment

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 27 May 12 5.28pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

The mapping I have doesn't show central Croydon. However, it appears to be quite an urban place, even from 1880.

The last mapping i have is from 2006, showing the stadium as it is today

 


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View collier row eagle's Profile collier row eagle Flag romford essex via another galaxy 27 May 12 5.28pm Send a Private Message to collier row eagle Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add collier row eagle as a friend

something you may not know forest is that millions of years ago there was a dinosaurs nest on the whitehorse site.....it's true!!

 

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View palacemaddad's Profile palacemaddad Flag south norwood 27 May 12 5.43pm Send a Private Message to palacemaddad Add palacemaddad as a friend

how do u know it is true dave were you there with the dinosaurs

 

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View alaneagle1's Profile alaneagle1 Flag Dunstable,Bedfordshire.England 27 May 12 6.01pm Send a Private Message to alaneagle1 Add alaneagle1 as a friend

I hope you did not pay to much for those Maps Ali.
I think the Ale has gone to your head.

 


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Quote palacemaddad at 27 May 2012 5.43pm

how do u know it is true dave were you there with the dinosaurs


i knew that was coming, errr no i wasn't!!!

 

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2012 The Whitehorse Pub.If you go inside you will see CPFCBOI and GujiMadog drinking Double House Vodkas.

 


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