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by Ntw
8 Dec 2017 12:20
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Excellent new book on Sydenham amd Forest Hill
Replies: 7
Views: 6333

Re: Excellent new book on Sydenham amd Forest Hill

I researched Hamilton Lodge and it was built along with Havelock House by the owner of now demolished Tewkesbury Lodge (Herbert Charles Beyer) for his children, at the edge of his grounds. There was an impressive folly in the grounds of Tewkesbury Lodge which amazingly survives in the garden of a ho...
by Ntw
6 Dec 2017 13:24
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Excellent new book on Sydenham amd Forest Hill
Replies: 7
Views: 6333

Re: Excellent new book on Sydenham amd Forest Hill

Though I I'd post this here as vaguely relevant I also have the High level line book by John Gale and have been fascinated with this line and the surrounding area. Many pictures of the High level station show a large Victorian house above the Paxton tunnel entrance. I couldn't find any information o...
by Ntw
25 Oct 2017 13:33
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Family History Research
Replies: 17
Views: 19190

Re: Family History Research

Indeed, Norman park was part of the estate and I believe, donated to the council for public use by the family.

I recently found out James Norman had a hunting/shooting lodge which survives on Bromley common and is actually for sale at the moment.

Nigel
by Ntw
1 Sep 2017 12:49
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Family History Research
Replies: 17
Views: 19190

Re: Family History Research

I do not know if it is related to your family but there is a big connection to the Norman family in Bromley, not far away from Sydenham. They owned a large house (on site of present Bromley college) and estate and were big land owners. The house burnt down in 1946 and the family moved away but I bel...