Oval Road, Croydon, Surrey

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Oval Road is a road in the CR9 postcode area



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VIEW THE EAST CROYDON AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE EAST CROYDON AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE EAST CROYDON AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE EAST CROYDON AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE EAST CROYDON AREA IN THE 1900s
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East Croydon

East Croydon is a railway station and tram stop, and the largest and busiest station in Croydon.

On 12 July 1841 the London & Brighton Railway (L&BR) began passenger services through Croydon station (now East Croydon) on the Brighton Line from London Bridge to Haywards Heath. The station was designed by the architect David Mocatta, the second station in the town since the London and Croydon Railway (L&CR) had opened its Croydon station (now West Croydon) in June 1839.

After 1842 the station was jointly administered by the L&BR and the South Eastern Railway (SER), which shared the Brighton main line as far as Redhill. Fares from Croydon to London were common to two railways. In 1846 The L&BR and the L&CR amalgamated to form the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR), and the two stations were renamed East Croydon and West Croydon to avoid confusion.

With the completion of the line to Victoria between 1860 and 1862, extra platforms were needed to provide a terminal for LB&SCR suburban services to and from the West End of London whilst London Bridge trains continued to use the existing lines. The new platforms adjoined East Croydon but were treated by the LB&SCR as a separate station named New Croydon, with its own ticket office, and which ran exclusively LBSCR services. This device enabled the railway to avoid breaking an agreement with the SER, whilst offering cheaper fares than the SER from the original station.

The terminal platforms at New Croydon proved difficult to operate as there was limited space for locomotives to run round their trains. As a result, in 1863 the LB&SCR obtained Parliamentary authority to build a one-mile (1.6 km) extension to a new terminus at South Croydon, which provided the additional operating room.

In 1864, the LB&SCR obtained authorisation to construct a halfmile long branch line into the town centre near Katharine Street, where Central Croydon station was built. The line opened in 1868 but enjoyed little success and closed in 1871, only to reopen in 1886 under pressure from the Council before finally closing in 1890. It was demolished and replaced by Croydon Town Hall.

By the late 1880s the station was again congested due to the growth of traffic on the main lines, the expansion of the suburban network in South London and the new line from Croydon to Oxted. As a result the station was rebuilt and the tracks remodelled during 1894/5. At the same time the suburban lines were extended from South Croydon to Coulsdon, where they joined the new Quarry line. In 1897–98, East Croydon and New Croydon were merged into a single station with the three island platforms that remain. The two stations kept separate booking accounts until 1924.

The present station building opened on 19 August 1992. It consists of a large steel and glass frame suspended from a lightweight steel structure that straddles the track and platforms to a much greater extent than was possible with its Victorian predecessor.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Addiscombe Railway Park:   
Al-Khair School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 16.
Archbishop Tenison’s CofE High School:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Ark Oval Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Ashburton Park:   
BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology:   City technology college which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Broadmead Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Cambridge Tutors College:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 23. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Coombe Park:   
Croydon College:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
Croydon Metropolitan College:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 35. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Davidson Primary Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
East Croydon:   East Croydon is a railway station and tram stop, and the largest and busiest station in Croydon.
Elmhurst School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
GingerBread Corner Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Heathfield Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Howard Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Lebanon Road:   Lebanon Road tram stop is named after a cross-street in the vicinity.
Lloyd Park:   
Old Palace of John Whitgift School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Park Hill Infant School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 7.
Park Hill Junior School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Robert Fitzroy Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Saffron Valley Collegiate:   Pupil referral unit which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 16.
Selhurst Nursery School and Children’s Centre:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.
St. Mary’s Catholic Junior School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
The Cedars School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
The Crescent Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Tunstall Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Addiscombe Road (1907):   The junction of Chepstow Road and Addiscombe Road.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbey Road, CR0 · Aberdeen Road, CR0 · Academy Gardens, CR0 · Adams Way, CR0 · Addiscombe Avenue, CR0 · Addiscombe Court Road, CR0 · Addiscombe Grove - Parkhill Road public footpath, CR0 · Addiscombe Grove, CR0 · Addiscombe Grove, CR9 · Addiscombe Road, CR0 · Addiscombe Road, CR9 · Alderton Road, CR0 · Alderton Road, SE25 · Alexandra Road, CR0 · Alpine Close, CR0 · Altyre Road, CR0 · Altyre Road, CR9 · Altyre Way, CR0 · Amberley Grove, CR0 · Anselm Close, CR0 · Arundel Road, CR0 · Ashburton Close, CR0 · Ashburton Gardens, CR0 · Ashburton Road, CR0 · Barclay Road, CR0 · Barclay Road, CR9 · Beaconsfield Road, CR0 · Beckford Road, CR0 · Bedford Place, CR0 · Beech Grove, CR0 · Beech House Road, CR0 · Beech House Road, CR9 · Berney Road, CR0 · Billinton Hill, CR0 · Billinton Hill, CR2 · Birdhurst Avenue, CR0 · Birdhurst Avenue, CR2 · Bisenden Road, CR0 · Blackhorse Lane, CR0 · Blake Road, CR0 · Booth Road, CR0 · Bourne Street, CR0 · Brafferton Road, CR0 · Brampton Road, CR0 · Bredon Road, CR0 · Brickwood Road, CR0 · Bridge Place, CR0 · Brownlow Road, CR0 · Bullrush Close, CR0 · Burdett Road, CR0 · Camborne Road, CR0 · Campion Close, CR0 · Canal Walk, CR0 · Canning Road, CR0 · Capri Road, CR0 · Caroline Close, CR0 · Cedar Road, CR0 · Charles Street, CR0 · Chatsworth Road, CR0 · Chepstow Rise, CR0 · Chepstow Road, CR0 · Cherry Orchard Road, CR0 · Cherry Orchard Road, CR9 · Chichele Gardens, CR0 · Chichester Road, CR0 · Chiltern Close, CR0 · Chisholm Road, CR0 · Christie Drive, CR0 · Christie Drive, SE25 · Church Road, CR0 · Church Road, CR9 · Clarence Road, CR0 · Clyde Road, CR0 · College Road, CR0 · College Road, CR9 · Colson Road, CR0 · Coniston Road, CR0 · Coombe Avenue, CR0 · Coombe Road, CR0 · Coombe Road, CR2 · Copping Close, CR0 · Cranmer Road, CR0 · Cross Road, CR0 · Crown Hill, CR9 · Crusader Gardens, CR0 · Dagnall Park, SE25 · Dalmally Road, CR0 · Dalmally Road, CR9 · Dalmally Road, SE25 · Dartnell Road, CR0 · Davidson Road, CR0 · Davies Close, CR0 · Dean Road, CR0 · Dering Place, CR0 · Dering Place, CR2 · Dering Road, CR0 · Dering Road, CR2 · Dingwall Road, CR0 · Dingwall Road, CR9 · Dominion Road, CR0 · Duppas Hill Terrace, CR0 · East India Way, CR0 · East India Way, CR9 · Eden Road, CR0 · Eden Way, CR0 · Edward Road, CR0 · Elgin Road, CR0 · Engadine Close, CR0 · Everton Road, CR0 · Exchange Square, CR0 · Exeter Road, CR0 · Fairfield Path, CR0 · Fairfield Road, CR0 · Fairfield Road, CR9 · Fawcett Road, CR0 · Fell Road, CR0 · Fellmonger’s Yard, CR0 · Fleetwood Close, CR0 · Footpath in Trunpike Link block, CR0 · Freemason’s Road, CR0 · Freemasons Place, CR0 · Friends’ Road, CR0 · Fullerton Road, CR0 · George Street, CR0 · George Street, CR9 · Gladstone Road, CR0 · Gloucester Road, CR0 · Gordon Crescent, CR0 · Gowlland Close, CR0 · Grant Place, CR0 · Grant Road, CR0 · Grant Road, CR9 · Granville Close, CR0 · Grenaby Avenue, CR0 · Grenaby Road, CR0 · Grindley Gardens, CR0 · Guildford Road, CR0 · Guildford Way, CR0 · Gunnell Close, CR0 · Hastings Road, CR0 · Hastings Road, CR9 · Havelock Road, CR0 · Hazeldean Road, CR0 · Hazeldean Road, CR9 · Heathfield Road, CR0 · Hermitage Lane, CR0 · High Street, CR0 · High Street, CR9 · Highbarrow Road, CR0 · HighStreet, CR9 · Howley Road, CR0 · Hunters Way, CR0 · Hurst Road, CR0 · Inglis Road, CR0 · Jesmond Road, CR0 · John’s Terrace, CR0 · Johnson Road, CR0 · Keeley Road, CR0 · Keen’s Road, CR0 · Kemerton Road, CR0 · Kidderminster Road, CR9 · Lambert’s Place, CR0 · Lansdowne Road, CR0 · Lansdowne Road, CR9 · Larcombe Close, CR0 · Laud Street, CR0 · Laurier Road, CR0 · Leafy Grove, CR0 · Leafy Way, CR0 · Lebanon Road, CR0 · Ledbury Road, CR0 · Leicester Road, CR0 · Leslie Grove, CR0 · Leslie Grove, CR9 · Leslie Park Road, CR0 · Lewen Close, CR0 · Leyburn Gardens, CR0 · Limes Road, CR0 · Lindfield Road, CR0 · Lloyd Park Avenue, CR0 · Lower Addiscombe Road, CR0 · Lower Addiscombe Road, CR9 · Lower Coombe Street, CR0 · Lysander Road, CR9 · Mann Close, CR0 · Maresfield, CR0 · Meadow Stile, CR0 · Meadvale Road, CR0 · Merlin Close, CR0 · Middle Street, CR0 · Milton Avenue, CR0 · Milton Road, CR0 · Minster Drive, CR0 · Morland Avenue, CR0 · Morland Road, CR0 · Morland Road, SE25 · Mulberry Lane, CR0 · Mulgrave Road, CR0 · Neville Road, CR0 · Nicholson Road, CR0 · Northcote Road, CR0 · Northcote Road, CR9 · Northcote Road, SE25 · Northway Road, CR0 · Old Town, CR0 · Outram Road, CR0 · Oval Road, CR0 · Oval Road, CR9 · Owen Close, CR0 · Pageant Walk, CR0 · Pagehurst Road, CR0 · Park Hill Road, CR0 · Park Lane, CR0 · Park Lane, CR9 · Park Road, CR9 · Park Street, CR0 · Parker Road, CR0 · Pickering Gardens, CR0 · Pitlake, CR0 · Poplar Walk, CR0 · Priddy’s Yard, CR0 · Pylon Way, CR0 · Queen Street, CR0 · Queensway, CR9 · Rees Gardens, CR0 · Rendle Close, CR0 · Reynolds Way, CR0 · Robert Street, CR9 · Rochester Gardens, CR0 · Roden Gardens, CR0 · Roman Way, CR0 · Rosamund Close, CR2 · Rushmead Close, CR0 · Rymer Road, CR0 · Salem Place, CR0 · Saracen Close, CR0 · Scarbrook Road, CR0 · Selborne Road, CR0 · Selhurst New Road, SE25 · Selhurst Place, CR0 · Selhurst Place, SE25 · Sheldon Street, CR0 · Sissinghurst Road, CR0 · South End, CR0 · South Park Hill Road, CR2 · Southbridge Road, CR0 · Spencer Place, CR0 · Spindlewood Gardens, CR0 · St Bernards, CR0 · St George’s Walk, CR0 · St. Arvans Close, CR0 · St. Peter’s Road, CR0 · Steep Hill, CR0 · Storrington Road, CR0 · Stretton Road, CR0 · Sudbury Gardens, CR0 · Sundridge Road, CR0 · Surrey Street, CR0 · Sydenham Road, CR0 · Sydenham Road, CR9 · Tait Road, CR0 · Tait Road, SE25 · Tanfield Road, CR0 · Teevan Close, CR0 · Teevan Road, CR0 · Temple Road, CR0 · Tenterden Road, CR0 · Thanescroft Gardens, CR0 · Thanet Place, CR0 · The Avenue, CR0 · The Crescent, CR0 · The Crescent, SE25 · The Croydon Flyover, CR0 · The Croydon Flyover, CR9 · Tidenham Gardens, CR0 · Tipton Drive, CR0 · Tiverton Close, CR0 · Towpath Way, CR0 · Tugela Road, CR0 · Tunstall Road, CR0 · Tunstall Road, CR9 · Turnpike Link, CR0 · Vincent Road, CR0 · Waldegrove, CR0 · Wandle Road, CR0 · Warren Road, CR0 · Water Tower Hill, CR0 · Weaver Close, CR0 · West Street, CR0 · Whitehorse Road, CR0 · Whitgift Street, CR0 · Wickham Road, CR9 · Willow Wood Crescent, SE25 · Windermere Road, CR0 · Witherby Close, CR0 · Woodside Court Road, CR0 · Wydenhurst Road, CR0 ·
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