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Herne Hill is a district in south Greater London, England, approximately four miles from Charing Cross and bordered by Brixton, Denmark Hill, Dulwich, Loughborough Junction and Tulse Hill. It overlaps the boundary between the London borough of London Borough of Lambeth and London Borough of Southwark. There is a road of the same name in the area (which is part of the A215 road and was formerly called Herne Hill Road).

History

The area now known as Herne Hill was part of the Manor of Milkwell, which existed from at least 1291, and was a mixture of farms and woodland until the late 18th century.[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=49775 British History Online - Myatt's Fields, Denmark Hill and Herne Hill] In 1783, Samuel Sanders (a timber merchant) bought the land now occupied by Denmark Hill and Herne Hill from the Manor; he then began granting leases for large plots of land to wealthy families.[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=49753 Survey of London: volume 26: Lambeth: Southern area]


The first known reference to Herne Hill was published in 1789. There are numerous suggestions for the origin of the name: it may have been previously called ''Heron's Hill'', as the River Effra attracted a large number of herons; George and Benjamin Herne were residents in the 17th century; and there was a nearby field called Le Herne (c.1495), "the angle or corner of land".

By the mid-19th century, the road from the modern Herne Hill Junction to Denmark Hill was lined with large residential estates and the area had become an upper-class suburb (John Ruskin spent his childhood at an estate on Herne Hill).[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=49777 British History Online - Myatt's Fields, Denmark Hill and Herne Hill]

Herne Hill was transformed by the Herne Hill railway station#History. Cheap and convenient access to London Victoria, the City of London, Kent and south-west London created demand for middle-class housing; the terraced streets that now characterise the area were constructed in the decades after the opening of Herne Hill station and the old estates were entirely built over.

During the early morning of 7 August 2013, an 88 year old 0.9 m diameter water main on Half Moon Lane burst, flooding Herne Hill, Dulwich Road and Norwood Road along with 36 properties (including the Half Moon public house) to create a scene described as "biblical" by local residents. Thames Water admitted liability and estimated the total cost of the damage to be around £4 million. Herne Hill is a district in south Greater London, England, approximately four miles from Charing Cross and bordered by Brixton, Denmark Hill, Dulwich, Loughborough Junction and Tulse Hill. It overlaps the boundary between the London borough of London Borough of Lambeth and London Borough of Southwark. There is a road of the same name in the area (which is part of the A215 road and was formerly called Herne Hill Road).

Geography

, Herne Hill Road]]

Herne Hill is situated between the areas of Brixton, Dulwich and Camberwell. It also straddles two boroughs, and is a community of just under 12,000 people, with a range of independent shops, art galleries, bars and restaurants. Famous Herne Hill residents from history include John Ruskin and the Lupino family, and actor Roddy McDowall was born there. Herne Hill is a district in south Greater London, England, approximately four miles from Charing Cross and bordered by Brixton, Denmark Hill, Dulwich, Loughborough Junction and Tulse Hill. It overlaps the boundary between the London borough of London Borough of Lambeth and London Borough of Southwark. There is a road of the same name in the area (which is part of the A215 road and was formerly called Herne Hill Road).

Local landmarks

The area is home to the Brockwell Park. Near a hilltop in Brockwell Park stands the Listed building Brockwell Hall,[http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1080511 List entry Number: 1080511, BROCKWELL HALL] English Heritage. Retrieved 28 April 2012 which was built in 1831. The hall and the land surrounding it were opened to the public in 1891 after being purchased by London County Council. Brockwell Park hosts the annual Lambeth Country Show and was the site of London's Gay Pride festival for several years in the 1990s. The park also houses Brockwell Lido, a 1937 open-air swimming pool that faces on to Dulwich Road.

Herne Hill railway station on Railton Road was opened by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway in 1862; the Gothic Revival architecture, polychrome brick station building was Grade II listed in 1998.[http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1376144 List entry Number: 1376144, HERNE HILL RAILWAY STATION, ENTRANCE BLOCK ONLY] English Heritage. Retrieved 20 April 2012 The associated railway viaduct and bridges are also noteworthy; ''The Building News'' stated in 1863 that the viaduct was "one of the most ornamental pieces of work we have ever seen attempted on a railway" for its fine brickwork.

The Herne Hill Velodrome, situated in a park off Burbage Road, was built in 1891 and hosted the track cycling events in the 1948 Summer Olympics. Unlike most modern, steeply-banked velodromes, it is a shallow concrete bowl; the 'Save the Herne Hill Velodrome' campaign is seeking a way to secure the future of the site.[http://www.savethevelodrome.com] Save the Herne Hill Velodrome. Retrieved 28 April 2012 The same park also has a soccer pitch and was the home of Crystal Palace F.C. from 1915 until 1918.

A Blue Plaque at 48 Burbage Road marks the former home of the athletics coach Sam Mussabini. Mussabini was later immortalised in the film Chariots of Fire, in which he was played by actor Ian Holm. In 1894, Mussabini was appointed coach to the Dunlop cycling team which trained at the Herne Hill Velodrome. In 1913, Mussabini was appointed coach to the Polytechnic Harriers at the Herne Hill athletics track, which ran round the inside of the Velodrome cycle track. Here he trained athletes, including the fourteen-year-old Harold Abrahams.

The Half Moon Public House on Half Moon Lane was built in 1896 (although a tavern has existed on the site since at the 17th century) and was Grade II* listed in 1998.[http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1385592 List entry Number: 1385592, HALF MOON PUBLIC HOUSE] English Heritage. Retrieved 28 April 2012 The pub hosted a boxing gym for over 50 years.[http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/food_and_drink/article1672409.ece Where the pugilists drink] Times Online. Retrieved 28 April 2012

The Church of St Paul on Herne Hill was originally built by G Alexander in 1843 at a cost of £4,958,[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50853#s20 British History Online - Calne - Cambourne] but dramatically rebuilt by Gothic architect George Edmund Street in 1858 after a destructive fire. It is now Grade II* listed.[http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1385599 List entry Number: 1385599, CHURCH OF ST PAUL, HERNE HILL] English Heritage. Retrieved 28 April 2012

The lake in Sunray Gardens (at the junction of Elmwood Road and Red Post Hill) was originally the fish pond in Casino House (a large estate established in 1796/97, now demolished); the adjoining Casino Estate still bears the house's name. Herne Hill is a district in south Greater London, England, approximately four miles from Charing Cross and bordered by Brixton, Denmark Hill, Dulwich, Loughborough Junction and Tulse Hill. It overlaps the boundary between the London borough of London Borough of Lambeth and London Borough of Southwark. There is a road of the same name in the area (which is part of the A215 road and was formerly called Herne Hill Road).

North of Herne Hill

The Carnegie Public Library on the road now named Herne Hill Road opened in 1906 after a Lambeth Librarian got a grant from Andrew Carnegie for building a library within the Herne Hill area. It is also a Listed building building.[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=49777#s13 British History Online - Myatt's Fields, Denmark Hill and Herne Hill]

A Blue Plaque at 51 A215 road (by the junction with Danecroft Road) marks the former home of author Sax Rohmer (a.k.a. Arthur Henry Ward), most famous as author of the series of novels featuring the master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu. Herne Hill is a district in south Greater London, England, approximately four miles from Charing Cross and bordered by Brixton, Denmark Hill, Dulwich, Loughborough Junction and Tulse Hill. It overlaps the boundary between the London borough of London Borough of Lambeth and London Borough of Southwark. There is a road of the same name in the area (which is part of the A215 road and was formerly called Herne Hill Road).

Notable former and current residents

*Andy Hamilton, comedian
*Harriet Harman, MP for Camberwell and Peckham (UK Parliament constituency)
*Elly Jackson, lead singer of La Roux
*Roddy McDowall, actor
*James Nesbitt, actor
*Sam Mussabini, athletics coach
*Cathy Newman, ''Channel 4 News''Neil Midgley [http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/cathy-newman-the-time-i-feel-the-need-for-plastic-surgery-is-the-time-that-i-leave-tv-6375599.html "Cathy Newman: The time I feel the need for plastic surgery is the time that I leave TV"], ''Evening Standard'', 6 December 2011
*George Robey, English music hall comedian and singer
*Sax Rohmer, Creator of Fu Manchu
*John Ruskin, Victorian era art critic
*Bert Temple, founder of the Ancient Order of Froth Blowers
*Ed Simons, one half of The Chemical Brothers
*Huw Edwards (journalist), broadcaster
*Olivia Colman, actress
*Jay Rayner, food critic
*Reginald Victor Jones, Physicist and Scientific Intelligence Expert
*Robert Hunt (police officer), Assistant Commissioner (Metropolitan Police)
*Joe Hughes, Legend Herne Hill is a district in south Greater London, England, approximately four miles from Charing Cross and bordered by Brixton, Denmark Hill, Dulwich, Loughborough Junction and Tulse Hill. It overlaps the boundary between the London borough of London Borough of Lambeth and London Borough of Southwark. There is a road of the same name in the area (which is part of the A215 road and was formerly called Herne Hill Road).

Transport

Rail
Direct rail services are available from Herne Hill railway station to Blackfriars station, Farringdon station, St Pancras railway station, Luton Airport Parkway railway station and London Victoria station.

Nearby railway stations offer services to other destinations: London Bridge station can be reached from North Dulwich railway station; since December 2012 Denmark Hill railway station has trains to Clapham Junction railway station in south-west London and Dalston Junction railway station in north-east London via the London Overground Inner South London Line. The nearest London Underground station is Brixton tube station on the Victoria Line. There have been past proposals to extend the Victoria Line to Herne Hill station on a large reversing loop.http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor-assembly/mayor/vision-2020/interactive-map (Click on the arrow pointing south east from Brixton and then, on the popup, click on "more")

Buses
Herne Hill is also served by London Buses routes London Buses route 3, London Buses route 37 (24 hours), London Buses route 68, London Buses route 196, London Buses route 201, London Buses route 322, London Buses route 468, school route 690 and night buses List of night buses in London#N3 and List of night buses in London#N68. Herne Hill is a district in south Greater London, England, approximately four miles from Charing Cross and bordered by Brixton, Denmark Hill, Dulwich, Loughborough Junction and Tulse Hill. It overlaps the boundary between the London borough of London Borough of Lambeth and London Borough of Southwark. There is a road of the same name in the area (which is part of the A215 road and was formerly called Herne Hill Road).

Locale

{{Geographic location
|Centre = Herne Hill
|North = Loughborough Junction
|Northeast = Denmark Hill
|East = Dulwich
|Southeast = West Dulwich
|South = Tulse Hill
|Southwest = Streatham
|West = Brockwell Park
|Northwest = Brixton
}} Herne Hill is a district in south Greater London, England, approximately four miles from Charing Cross and bordered by Brixton, Denmark Hill, Dulwich, Loughborough Junction and Tulse Hill. It overlaps the boundary between the London borough of London Borough of Lambeth and London Borough of Southwark. There is a road of the same name in the area (which is part of the A215 road and was formerly called Herne Hill Road).

References

Herne Hill is a district in south Greater London, England, approximately four miles from Charing Cross and bordered by Brixton, Denmark Hill, Dulwich, Loughborough Junction and Tulse Hill. It overlaps the boundary between the London borough of London Borough of Lambeth and London Borough of Southwark. There is a road of the same name in the area (which is part of the A215 road and was formerly called Herne Hill Road).

External links

*[http://www.hernehillforum.org.uk/ The Herne Hill Forum]
*[http://www.hernehillsociety.org.uk The Herne Hill Society]
*[http://www.hernehillvelodrome.co.uk Herne Hill Velodrome]
*[http://www.savethevelodrome.com Save the Herne Hill Velodrome]
*[http://www.ideal-homes.org.uk/lambeth/main/images-herne-hill.htm Old images of Herne Hill]
*[http://www.hernehillnews.net Herne Hill News and Message Board]
*[http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/CarnegieLibrary.htm Carnegie Public Library]
* [http://friendsofcarnegielibrary.org.uk The Friends of Carnegie Library]





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