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Coulsdon is a town mainly within the London Borough of Croydon, approximately 13 miles from Charing Cross.

The location forms part of the North Downs. The hills contain chalk and flint. Several dry valleys with natural underground drainage merge and connect to the headwaters of the River Wandle, here named the ’River Bourne’. Although the Bourne river floods periodically, the soil is generally dry and is the watershed which has constituted a natural route way across the Downs for early populations. Fossil records exist from the Pleistocene period (4 million years ago)

There is evidence of human occupation from the Neolithic period, Iron Age, Anglo-Saxon, Bronze Age, Roman and Medieval. It appears as Colesdone in the Domesday Book.

Most housing in Smitham (Bottom/Valley) and the clustered settlement of Old Coulsdon, as well as the narrower valley between them, was built in the 80 years from 1890 to 1970. The area developed mixed suburban and in its centre urban housing.

Old Coulsdon occupies the south-east of the district. Scattered, rather than clustered are six listed buildings, for their national heritage and architectural value, at Grade II. It is the southernmost settlement in all of Greater London.

At the heart of the geographical feature Smitham Bottom (where three dry valleys merge into one) is the central part of the district. Most commerce and industry is here, set beside the Brighton Road, which is since 2006 a town centre arc of the A23 road and on Chipstead Valley Road which terminates half way along the arc, leading directly to Woodmansterne.

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VIEW THE COULSDON AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE COULSDON AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE COULSDON AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE COULSDON AREA IN THE 1860s
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Keston Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Track Coulsdon:   
Woodcote High School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Woodcote Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Appledown Rise, CR5 · Ashbourne Close, CR5 · Ashcroft Rise, CR5 · Barrington Road, CR5 · Beechwood Avenue, CR5 · Birchfield Close, CR5 · Blueberry Gardens, CR5 · Bramley Avenue, CR5 · Breakfield, CR5 · Brighton Road, CR5 · Byron Avenue, CR5 · Cearn Way, CR5 · Cherry Tree Court, CR5 · Cherry Tree, CR5 · Clifton Road, CR5 · Coniston Road, CR5 · Cordrey Gardens, CR5 · Corrigan Avenue, CR5 · Coulsdon Court Road, CR5 · Coulsdon Rise, CR5 · Coulsdon Road, CR5 · Deepfield Way, CR5 · Downland Close, CR5 · Downs Road, CR5 · Dunsfold Rise, CR5 · Edward Road, CR5 · Fairdene Road, CR5 · Fairfield Way, CR5 · Farthing Way, CR5 · Field End, CR5 · Fourth Drive, CR5 · Fryston Avenue, CR5 · Greenfield Link, CR5 · Grove Lane, CR5 · Grove Wood Hill, CR5 · Hillars Heath Road, CR5 · Hillcroft Avenue, CR8 · Howard Road, CR5 · Julien Road, CR5 · June Close, CR5 · Lion Green Road, CR5 · Lloyd Avenue, CR5 · London Road North, CR5 · Longlands Avenue, CR5 · Lynwood Avenue, CR5 · Malcolm Road, CR5 · Marlpit Avenue, CR5 · Marlpit Lane, CR5 · Marplit Lane, CR5 · Mead Drive, CR5 · Meadow Hill, CR5 · Meadow Hill, CR8 · Meadow Rise, CR5 · Nineacres Way, CR5 · Parsons Pightle, CR5 · Pembury Close, CR5 · Petersfield Crescent, CR5 · Reddown Road, CR5 · Redford Avenue, CR5 · Redlands, CR5 · RichLand Avenue, CR5 · Richmond Road, CR5 · Rossetti Gardens, CR5 · Rutherwick Rise, CR5 · Ruxton Close, CR5 · Sherwood Road, CR5 · Smitham Downs Road, CR8 · South Drive, CR5 · Southlands Close, CR5 · Southwood Avenue, CR5 · St Davids, CR5 · Stanley Close, CR5 · Stites Hill Road, CR5 · Stoat’s Nest Road; Stoats Nest Road, CR5 · Stoats Nest Road, CR5 · Stoats Nest Village, CR5 · Stoneyfield Road, CR5 · The Avenue, CR5 · The Chase, CR5 · The Drive, CR5 · The Grove, CR5 · The Horseshoe, CR5 · The Mount, CR5 · The Ridge, CR5 · The Vale, CR5 · The Vale, CR8 · The Wend, CR5 · Ullswater Crescent, CR5 · Vale Close, CR5 · Victoria Road, CR5 · Walburton Road, CR8 · Warwick Road, CR5 · Wellwood Close, CR5 · Westwood Road, CR5 · Whitethorn Avenue, CR5 · Windermere Road, CR5 · Windycroft Close, CR8 · Woodcote Grove Road, CR5 · Woodhatch Spinney, CR5 · Woodman Road, CR5 · Woodmansterne Road, CR5 · Woodplace Close, CR5 · Woodside Road, CR8 ·
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
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Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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