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Russell Hill, Croydon

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Russell Hill
Russell Hill
Russell Hill
Location within Greater London
OS grid referenceTQ3042963303
• Charing Cross17.1 mi (27.5 km) N
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPURLEY
Postcode districtCR8
Dialling code020
PoliceMetropolitan
FireLondon
AmbulanceLondon
EU ParliamentLondon
London Assembly
List of places
UK
England
London
51°21′12″N 0°07′36″W / 51.353318°N 0.126708°W / 51.353318; -0.126708Coordinates: 51°21′12″N 0°07′36″W / 51.353318°N 0.126708°W / 51.353318; -0.126708

Russell Hill is an area in the London Borough of Croydon, located to the north-west of Purley.

It is named after the former prime minister John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, who was President of the Warehousemen, Clerks and Drapers School which was built here in 1886; prior to this the locality was known as Beggar's Thorn or Beggar's Bush.[1] The area is now home to Margaret Roper Catholic Primary School and Thomas More Catholic School.[2]

References

  1. ^ Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetteer, p 421.
  2. ^ Willey, Russ. Chambers London Gazetteer, p 421.
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