Interesting Locations and Sights in Thornton Heath, CR7
The district of Thornton Heath is located in the London Borough of Croydon, in the south part of London. Charing Cross is 11.6 kilometres in a north-northwest direction of the area. Thornton Heath forms part of the CR7 postcode district.
The area originated west of Whitehorse manor house, within the Thornton Heath Pond locality on the A23 Sussex road. The arrival of the railways gave start to an expansion, which was centred on the farmhouse that was present at that time between the pond and manor house.
In the period between 1861 and 1911 Thornton Heath was transformed completely from a rural area to a metropolitan suburb. During late 19th century, Thornton Heath largely developed to the west, eventually linking Croydon and London, which was the largest metropolitan expansion in the world at that time.
Thornton Heath is served by nearby Norbury, Thornton Heath, Selhurst and Norwood Junction railway stations. The tram links of Croydon provide transport to Wimbledon. In addition, a London Bus garage is located on the junction of Thornton Heath Pond.
St Alban’s Church and St Paul’s Church are two examples of surviving Victorian buildings in the area. The former is a grade II listed site, built in 1889. It sits on the junction of High Street and Grange Road.