Local History2020-12-09T17:25:42+00:00

Our “Local History” section of the website covers the HADRA area only (see HADRA Area map) and we are always keen to expand its content.

If you have any historical information, articles or photos relating specifically (and only) to the HADRA area that you would like to share here, we would welcome receiving them by email to our Secretary.

We also gratefully acknowledge the assistance provided by The Bourne Society, without whose invaluable information, the creation of a number of articles in this section would not have been possible.

Thank you.

911, 2022

Dedication Service for the 16 Missing Names

Dedication Service for the 16 Missing Names added to the WWI Memorial at Marlpit Lane Memorial Park

Friday 11th November 2022


Order of Service

10.45 Introduction Charles King MBE Chair: East Coulsdon RA

10.50 Service led by Pastor Malcolm Newman

10.55 Deputy Civic Mayor Cllr. Sue Bennett

11.00 2-minute silence

11.02 Cllr. Margaret Bird

11.04 Reading of the […]

1604, 2021

History of the formation of Coulsdon Court Road CR5 2LL

Land and Building ownership

The land was purchased in 1783, which included Hartley Farm which was later demolished, and Hartley Old Road was closed, so that it would not go to Bradmore Green and St John’s Church, Old Coulsdon.

On April 28 1856 The Grange next to St Johns Church was let out […]

612, 2020

Stoats Nest Village


Current status – An area proposed for Local Heritage Area designation during the consultation of the Croydon Local Plan: Detailed Policies and Proposals, based on its heritage value.

Criteria conformity

The character of Stoats Nest Village meets the following criteria for Local Heritage Area’s designation:

  • Architectural quality: Stoats Nest Village, the first […]
408, 2018

Blue Plaque marking the site of the train crash at Coulsdon North Station in 1910

On Thursday the 26th of July the Bourne Society unveiled a Blue Plaque on the wall of the flats at the top of Station Approach Road, to mark the site of the closed Coulsdon North Station and the train crash of 1910 in which local scouts assisted with the rescue.

There […]

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