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Selhurst is a suburban development in the London Borough of Croydonmarker   south-south-east of Charing Crossmarker. A relatively small area, Selhurst is bounded by South Norwoodmarker, West Croydonmarker and Thornton Heathmarker and, like nearby Broad Greenmarker, has lost its distinct identity from these larger neighbours in recent years . The BRIT Schoolmarker, a performing arts school operated by The BRIT foundation, more commonly known for bringing us the BRIT Awards, is located in Selhurst. Selhurst Parkmarker, the ground of Crystal Palace Football Club, is sited at the northern end of the neighbourhood.


Selhurst is named after the Anglo Saxon for "dwelling in a wood". Evidence of a Saxon settlement was found when the railways station was built. Later, the land was owned by Henry VIII.

Heavers Meadowmarker is an open space covering an area of with a footpath through a flood meadow.

The composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) lived at 30 Dagnall Park. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lived on Tennison Road.

Transport

Stairs up to Platform 2 and 3 at Selhurst Station
Selhurst railway stationmarker has frequent trains to London Victoria and south to East Croydonmarker and West Croydonmarker. There are also hourly train services to London Bridgemarker from West Croydon, and nearby Norwood Junctionmarker provides many more services. Selhurst Depot is a depot for mainly Southern and First Capital Connect services but also some South West Trains and occasionally Southeastern.

London Buses route 75 and London Buses route 157 both serve the east side of town.

See also

The BRIT School




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