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#1 Mingusohyeah

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 11:57 PM

I've heard that South Norwood used to be known as Lower Norwood until local burghers decided that in relation to Upper Norwood, Lower Norwood sounded "lower class". Can anyone confirm that this is true, and if so, when the change took place? Confusingly there is a South Norwood Ordnance Survey map dated 1868 and a Lower Norwood O/S map dated 1870. No-one calls it Lower Norwood now, so when did the changeover take place?

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#2 lucysmith

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 12:43 PM

It was West Norwood that was originally called Lower Norwood, not South Norwood. Read a book called "Norwood Past" by John Coulter and it will reveal all.

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 02:27 PM

If I didn't know any better it looks as though Lucy is also the top reviewer (lucy3481) for this book at Amazon.co.uk...

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 11:41 AM

Crikey! I'm not on commission - honest! I wrote to John Coulter a couple of years ago and he wrote back and was really helpful re: finding out the history of my house.

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 12:24 AM

That's really helpful, thanks. I shall check the book out shortly.