Woodland Road



The lower (northern) end of Woodland Road originally consisted of terraces of working class cottages. Middle class villas were later added higher up the hill, with 3 and 4 storey Victorian terraces being built at the top of the road. Most of the early cottages were replaced by blocks of flats in the 1960s. A later small row of flats and houses was constructed at the bottom of the hill in the 1990s.

Maps and Land Ownership
The land on which Woodland Road is built was originally in the ownership of the first Lord Thurlow (1730-1806). The earliest map so far identified is the Lambeth Inclosures map of 1806. The section in the bottom right hand corner bounded by Beaulieu Hill (now called Gipsy Hill) and the Camberwell Parish boundary becomes the location of Woodland Road. The Archbishop of Canterbury owned the land to the immediate north and some seven landowners held small parcels to the south leading up to the Croydon boundary.

Lambeth Inclosure Map of 1806

The next dated information comes from the parish map of 1841. This again shows the Camberwell boundary and Beaulieu Hill but shows that the land between these two lines is now divided up and partially occupied.

Lambeth Parish Map 1841

Two years later the Lambeth tithe map identifies the owners of the various parcels of land. Some of the names are faded and illegible, but it is possible to read the plot numbers. Plot 14 was owned by James Corner and its usage is described as brickfield, whereas Plot 15 was owned by George Corner and its usage is meadow, pasture, garden and arable. These are plots alongside which Woodland Road was built. Plot 15 would seem to be between the current two side roads: Cawnpore (previously George) Street and Woodland Hill. Particularly significant is the location of Plots 20 and 21. It appears these must have been too small for their owners to be listed but they probably form the location of some of the earliest buildings – whose sites contain the oldest buildings still in existence on the road.

Lambeth Parish Tithe Map 1847

The land on which Woodland Road is built was probably originally in the ownership of Lord Thurlow. The road was built just off the lower part of the map below to the right of Gipsy Hill. It was part of the Great North Wood that spread over the hills to the south of London. A watercourse, possibly a tributary of the River Effra, ran down a small valley from the top of the hill (now Crystal Palace Parade). This valley was used in 1854 for the route of the new LC and SE railway line running between the Crystal Palace Lower Level Station and West Norwood.

Section from the 1864 Stanford map

1856 London, Brighton and South Coast Railway

‘From the outset trains were operated by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR). Initially the station was the terminus of a spur line from Sydenham. In 1856 the station was able to take through train services to Wandsworth via West Norwood and Streatham Hill, following the completion of the 746 yard (690 m) Crystal Palace Tunnel. Although relatively short, the tunnel was regarded as a major engineering achievement as it was cut “through the same treacherous material [clay], through the hill on which the Crystal Palace stands, and immediately under one of the great water towers, a superincumbent weight of 2,200 tons which taxed in its execution all the skill and workmanship of the eminent contractors.

OS Map Showing Woodland Road in 1875 – Reproduced-with-the-permission-of-the-National-Library-of-Scotland-2-httpsmaps.nls_.ukindex.html.png

OS Map Showing Woodland Road in 1895 – Reproduced-with-the-permission-of-the-National-Library-of-Scotland-2-httpsmaps.nls_.ukindex.html.png

OS Map Showing Woodland Road in 1897 – Reproduced-with-the-permission-of-the-National-Library-of-Scotland-2-httpsmaps.nls_.ukindex.html.png

OS Map Showing Woodland Road in 1951 – Reproduced-with-the-permission-of-the-National-Library-of-Scotland-2-httpsmaps.nls_.ukindex.html.png

 

 

Timeline
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Building of the street
The Building of Woodland Road

Woodland Road in the 1850s

The oldest remaining buildings on Woodland Road consist of a small terrace of cottages, three of which are two storey and two are three storey. They are currently numbered 102-110 but were previously called Plummers’ Cottages and were built by George Plummer in the 1850s. There was also a sixth cottage behind this row (formerly 100), but it no longer exists, the land now forming part of the gardens of 102-106.

George Plummer was born in Palace Villas, Palace Terrace, Hastings, Sussex in 1818. The 1851 census reveals him to be living with his wife Mary, 34 years, three children (Mary 4 years, (George) Henry 3 years and Emma 9 months (is this Anna?)  and a 15-year-old niece Mary, who was working as a house servant. George was obviously a successful builder as he was employing 16 men.

Woodland Road in the 1860s

By 1861 George and his family, now including 9 year-old Anna, 7-year-old Julia, a 4-year-old son, whose name may be Walter, and 8-month-old Elizabeth, are living in 1, Woodland Road. Is this the building on Plot 20? They also have two lodgers: Terrance Chais(?), a painter, and James Swinyard, a decorator.

Nowadays Woodland Road runs downhill off Gipsy Hill, takes a turn to the right and progresses up to Westow Hill. Originally that bottom arm was called College Street. It seems to have been included as part of Woodland Road in 1885 when the street numbering system was changed to follow a continuous sequence from the top of the hill rather than consisting of various groups of cottages and villas that had been built at different periods and numbered somewhat haphazardly. It is interesting to note that the early houses were called cottages whereas those that followed later, and up the hill from Woodland Hill, were called villas.

The 1861 census records no houses on the western side of Woodland Road. The listing begins with John Thomas, 60, who worked for the (Crystal?) Palace Company, and his wife Susan, 50. They lived at 1 Woodland (Terrace?), with their lodgers George Collyer, 30, Samuel Cheadle (?), an Agent aged 40, 16-year-old Mary Plummer, a server (?), 7-year-old Elizabeth Jordan and three others.

At 1 Woodland Road lived the rest of the Plummer family: George (43), carpenter, wife Mary (44), and their children: George (13), daughter ? (10), Annie (9), Julia (7), son ? (4) and Elizabeth (8 months), along with Terance ?, a 26-year-old painter and James Swinyard, a 25-year-old decorator. The youngest son was born in Middlesex but the other children were all born in Sussex. The Plummer family came from Hastings, Sussex, where they are recorded in the 1851 census as living at 8 Spring Terrace, Hastings along with daughter Mary (4 years), Henry (3 years) and Emma (9 months). George is described as a builder employing 16 men. We can see Mary had moved out of the family home by 1861 but it is not clear what happened to Henry and Emma. Neither do we know what happened to the building business as in 1861 George Plummer is described as a carpenter, with no mention of employing others. However, it would seem that he became involved in the building trade as by 1871 there is a row of cottages in Woodland Road which came to be known as Plummers Cottages, presumably built by him.

Numbers 2-7 Woodland Road are listed in the 1861 census. 3-7 are likely to be those later called Plummers Cottages.

The Stanford map of 1864 (shown below) shows a terrace of 11 houses at the bottom of the western side of  Woodland Road (called Corner Cottages and presumably built by Mr Corner who is listed in the 1871 census), a pair of houses on the eastern side opposite George Street (now called Cawnpore Street), a small gap and then a row of five houses. This row became known as Plummers Cottages so it is reasonable to suppose they were built by George Plummer. He does not appear to have lived in any of this row – his address being given as 1 Woodland Road (1861 census) and Woodland Cottage (1871 census).

It would appear that Woodland Road was first surfaced in 1869, being paid for by the various builders who were erecting houses on the street. Below is the demand for payment, dated 2nd March 1870.

1864 Stanford Map Showing Woodland Road

 

However, it would seem that a number of the builders, including George Plummer, did not pay immediately, and a summons for non-payment was issued on 26th April 1870 as shown above. Some of the smaller projects have ‘Paid’ beside the name, but Plummers’ Cottages do not.

It would appear that Woodland Road was first surfaced in 1869, being paid for by the various builders who were erecting houses on the street. Below is the demand for payment, dated 2nd March 1870.

It would appear that Woodland Road was first surfaced in 1869, being paid for by the various builders who were erecting houses on the street. Below is the demand for payment, dated 2nd March 1870.

Woodland Road in the 1870s

The later Stanford map of 1872 shows how Woodland Road now includes the terraces of Victoria Cottages (on the lower eastern (railway) side towards College Street) and Willow Terrace (on the other side of Plummers Cottages). Percy Villas have also been built on the same side of the road up to Westow Hill. Surrey Villas have been built opposite and at the top, approaching Westow Hill is a British School.

Stanford Map 1872

The 1871 census places Woodland Cottage between Plummers Cottages and Willow Terrace (shown as Plumbers (sic) Cottage on the renumbering plan of1885), yet the drainage plans show it in the back garden of number 3 Plummers Cottage and becomes 100 in the new numbering system. This house no longer exists – its site now forms part of the shared back garden for 102-106.

The date of this map is unknown but it shows the route of the railway and includes the location of house behind Plummer’s Cottages, variously called Plummer’s Cottage, possibly Woodland Cottage, and definitely 100 Woodland Road. This is shown as a substantial building with a formal garden. This house is listed in the 1882 Directory under the occupation of James Fisher and no longer exists. The local story is that it collapsed because of dampness – date unknown.

ap showing location of Plummers’ Cottages – date unknown

House numbering

It is fascinating to see the change wrought by numbering the whole street from the top of the hill, rather than  by groups of cottages, some numbered in one direction and some in the other.

Renumbering of houses of in Woodland Road – courtesy of Lambeth Archives

The buildings at the lower end of Woodland Road have now all been replaced by flats, some in tall blocks and others smaller. There are two small cottages below Plummers Cottages, which may be the remaining end of Victoria Cottages, now numbers 112-114.

1882 The Renumbering of Woodland Road

Woodland Road: Owners and Occupiers.

Information provided in 1892 when house numbers were changed

 

North Side

Former                    New number      Owner                       Occupier

1 College Street          162              Mr Hitchcock.         Mr Ino. Terry

2 College Street          160              Mr Hitchcock          Mr Wm. Hy. Angliss

3 College Street          158              Mr Hitchcock          Mr Wm. Jas. Oxley

4 College Street          156              Mr Hitchcock          Mr Geo. Hawkins

5 College Street          154              Mr Hitchcock.         Mr Field

6 College Street          152              Mr Hitchcock          Mr Wm. West

7 College Street          150              Mr Hitchcock          Mr Tom F. Robinson

8 College Street          148              Mr Hitchcock          Mr Wm. Winter

9 College Street          146              Mr Hitchcock          Mr Robinson

10 College Street        144              Mr Hitchcock          Mrs Clifford

 

East Side

1 Victoria Cottages    142             Mr Cooper              Mr Thos. Denton

2 Victoria Cottages    140             Mr Cooper              Mr Fred Aylett

3 Victoria Cottages    138             Mr Cooper              Mr Fredk. Coe

4 Victoria Cottages    136             Mr Cooper              Mr Chas. Richd. Blick

5 Victoria Cottages    134             Mr Cooper              Mr Hy. Nicholls

6 Victoria Cottages    132             Mr Cooper              Mr Richd. Nicholls

7 Victoria Cottages    130             Mr Cooper              Mr Jos. Pickering

8 Victoria Cottages    128             Mr Cooper              Mr Geo. Young

9 Victoria Cottages    126             Mr Cooper              Mr Thos. Wm. Finley

10 Victoria Cottages  124             Mr Cooper              Mr Ino. Korrell

11 Victoria Cottages  122             Mr Cooper              Mr Jos. Wright

12 Victoria Cottages  120             Mr Cooper              Mr Thos. Bates

13 Victoria Cottages  118             Mr Cooper              Mr Geo Dickinson

14 Victoria Cottages  116             Mr Cooper              Mr Chas. Sharm

15 Victoria Cottages  114             Mr Cooper              Mr Samuel Batt

16 Victoria Cottages  112             Mr Cooper              Mr Jas. Robinson

 

1 Plumbers (sic) Cottages  110   Misses Sleer & Mann  Mr Hy. Coot

2 Plumbers Cottages         108   Misses Sleer & Mann  Mr Jos. Johnson

3 Plumbers Cottages         106   Misses Sleer & Mann  Mr Geo. Whitfield

4 Plumbers Cottages         104   Misses Sleer & Mann  Mr Geo. Picket

5 Plumbers Cottages         102   Misses Sleer & Mann  Mr Wm. Billings

Plumbers Cottage at rear  100    Misses Sleer & Mann  Mr Edward Jinks

9 Willow Terrace      98              Mr Kemp                  Mr Jas. Fisher

8 Willow Terrace      96              Mrs Newman           Mr Chas. Davis

7 Willow Terrace      94              Mrs Newman           —————-

6 Willow Terrace      92              Mrs Newman           Mr Robert Hunter

5 Willow Terrace      90              Mrs Newman           Mr Chas Hepburn

4 Willow Terrace      88              Mr Bull                     Mr Hardy

3 Willow Terrace      86              Mr Bull                     Mr Geo. Smith

2 Willow Terrace      84              Mr Bull                     Mr Wm. Boultwood

1 Willow Terrace      82              Mr Bull                     Mr Frank Freeman

 

 

10 StJohns Villas    80               Mr Cooper              Mr Casbourne

9 St Johns Villas     78               Mr Cooper              Mr O.D. Wood

8 St Johns Villas     76               Mr Cooper              Mr Wm. Tapply

7 St Johns Villas     74               Mr Cooper              Mr Chas. Allison

6 St Johns Villas     72               Mr Cooper              Mrs Grocott

5 St Jons Villas       70               Mrs Brockhurst      Mr Chas. Landon

4 St Johns Villas     68               Mrs Brockhurst      %

3 St Johns Villas     66               Miss Sarah Rylett   %

2 St Johns Villas     64               Mrs Compton         Mr Ino. Robinson

1 St Johns Villas     62               Mrs Compton         Mr Thos. Eels

Next Villa                60               Mr Corner               Mifs Ledsam

2 Westbank Villa    58               Mr Corner                (blank)

1 St Helens Villas   56               Misses Bradford & Co  (blank)

2 St Helens Villas   54               Misses Bradford & Co  (blank)

3 St Helens Villas   52               Mr Delf                    Mr W. Cutter

 

1 Florence Villas    50               Mr Moat                   Mr Chas. Ilsley

2 Florence Villas    48               Mr Moat                   Mrs S. Harris

3 Florence Villas    46               Mr Moat                   Mr Renoa

4 Florence Villas    44               Mr Marcus Marks    %

5 Florence Villas    42               Mr Wing                   Mr Jos. Dubber

6 Florence Villas    40               Mr Moat                   Mr Geo Higgs

7 Florence Villas    38               Mr Moat                   Mr Wm. Hearn

8 Florence Villas.   36               Mr Moat                   Mr Ino. Dickinson

9 Florence Villas    34               Mr Moat                   (blank)

 

 

15 Percy Villas       32               Mrs Mills                  Mrs Massingham

14 Percy Villas       30               Mrs Mills                  (blank)

13 Percy Villas       28               Mrs Mills                  Mrs Mills

12 Percy Villas       26               Mrs Mills                  Mrs Russell

11 Percy Villas       24               Mrs Mills                  (blank)

10 Percy Villas       22               Mr Wm. Streatfield   %

9 Percy Villas       20                Mr Green                    Mrs Bradley

8 Percy Villas       18                Mr Green                    (blank)

7 Percy Villas       16                Mr Green                    (blank)

6 Percy Villas       14                Mr Green                    Mr Iden

5 Percy Villas       12                Mr Green                    Mrs Crussell

4 Percy Villas       10                Mr Green                    (blank)

3 Percy Villas         8                Mr Green                    Mrs Aldridge

2 Percy Villas         6                Mr Green                    Mrs Jinks

1 Percy Villas         4                Mr Green                    Misses Novus

Percy Ville              2                Mr Everard                 Mr Jas. Wm. Cowley

 

 

West Side

 

1 Surrey Villas       1                Mr Bliss                      Mr Thos. Wm. Long

2 SurreyVillas        3                Mr Bliss                      Mr Thos. Wm. Long

3 Surrey Villas       5                Mr Villars                    Mr Edward Cutter

4 Surrey Villas       7                Mr Bliss                      Mrs J.S. Jewett

5 Surrey Villas       9                Dr Cantrell                  Mrs Benham

6 Surrey Villas      11               Dr Cantrell                  Mr Edwin Tudman

7 Surrey Villas      13               Mr Cooper                  Mr J.S. Totbury

8 Surrey Villas      15               Mr Cooper                  Mr Basil Cox

9 Surrey Villas      17               Mr Everard                  (blank)

10 Surrey Villas    19               Mrs Mills                     Mr Ino. Jackson

11 Surrey Villas    21               Mrs Mills                     Mr Ino. Jackson

12 Surrey Villas    23               Mrs Mills                     Mr Edwd. Evans

13 Surrey Villas.   25               Mrs Mills                     Mrs Trower

14 Surrey Villas    27               Mrs Mills                     Mr Ino. Brady

15 Surrey Villas    29               Mrs Mills                     Mr A. Peisal

16 Surrey Villas    31               Mr Shipway                Mr Albert Mezzetti

 

4 Chestnut Villas  33              Mr Marsden                Mr Jos. White

3 Chestnut Villas. 35              Mr Marsden                Mr Wm. Pither

2 Chestnut Villas  37              Mr Corner                   (blank)

1 Chestnut Villas  39              (blank)                         Mr Edwards Wm.

 

1 Devonshire Cottages  41    Mr Stafford                 Mr A.L. McDonald

2 Devonshire Cottages. 43    Mr Stafford                 (blank)

 

1 – 4 Rose Cottages  45-51  Coming down for London School Board

 

1 Polgarth Terrace   53          Mr Cooper                   Mr Wm. Carbutt

2 Polgarth Terrace   55          Mr Cooper                   Mr Hy. Gent

3 Polgarth terrace    57          Mr Cooper                  Mr Thos. Root

4 Polgarth Terrace.  59          Mr Cooper                   Mr Jos. Goodman

5 Polgarth Terrace   61          Mr Cooper                  Mr A. Ballard

6 Polgarth Terrace   63          Mr Cooper                  Mr Chas. Young (?)

 

10 Corner’s Cottages  65      Mr Thos. Corner         Mrs Bunton

9 Corner’s Cottages.   67      Mr Thos. Corner         Mr Hunt

8 Corner’s Cottages.   69      Mr Thos. Corner         Mr Sleet

7 Corner’s Cottages.   71      Mr Thos. Corner         Mr Richd. Wood

6 Corner’s Cottages.   73      Mr Henry Corner        Mr Ino. Little

5 Corner’s Cottages.   75      Mr Henry Corner        Mr E. Braithwaite

4 Corner’s Cottages.   77      Mr Henry Corner        Mr Thos. Stone

3 Corner’s Cottages    79      Mr Henry Corner        Mrs Bailey

2 Corner’s Cottages    81      Mr Henry Corner        Mr Jas. Cooper

1 Corner’s Cottages    83      Mr Henry Corner        Mr Jos. Silver

 

 

South Side

 

1 College Street         85       Mr Cooper                  Mr Geo. Morris

2 College Street         87       Mr Cooper                  Mr Wm. Jerome

3 College Street         89       Mr Cooper                  Mr Thos. Scantling

4 College Street         91       Mr Cooper                  Mr Wm. Little

5 College Street         93       Mr Cooper                  Mr Ino. Kitchener

6 College Street         95       Mr Cooper                  Mr Wm. Boothby

7 College Street         97       Mr Cooper                  Mr E. Hilton

 

3 French”s Cottages   99      Mrs Hannah Wright.    %

2 French”s Cottages 101      Mr Thos. French         Mr Jas. Chambers

1 French’s Cottages  103      Mr Thos. French         Mr Jos. Churchill

Houses built on the Eastern Side of Woodland Road

1-5-Plummers-Cottages-now-numbered-102-–-110-Woodland-Road-own-photo-taken-March-2019.

St John’s Villas, now numbers 62-80

Westbank Villa (on right), now numbers 58, and 60

St Helena’s Villas, now numbers 52-56

Florence Villas, now numbers 34-50

Percy Villas, now numbers 4-32

Houses built on the Western Side of Woodland Road (from the top)

Surrey Villas, now numbers 1-16

Surrey Villas – house

Chestnut Villas Sign

Chestnut Villas, now numbers 33-39

Relationship to the Crystal Palace

It is clear that throughout the years Woodland Road was overshadowed by the Crystal Palace

This early photo (date unknown) shows an unmade George (now Cawnpore) Street. The two tall houses at the bottom are 4 and 5 Plummer’s Cottages and behind the row of chimneys can just be seen the chimney stacks of 1-3 Plummer’s Cottages. On the far horizon looms the Crystal Palace. No houses are pictured where currently Farquhar Road and Jasper Road run, only a series of long low roofs, possibly on workmen’s sheds.

The two tall houses at the bottom are 4 and 5 Plummers Cottages and behind the row of chimneys can just be seen the chimney stacks of 1-3 Plummers Cottages.

The same view along Cawnpore Street in 2019 (own photo)

This later photo below, again date unknown but possibly taken by Zola during his sojourn in Upper Norwood, is a view along Woodland Hill showing Woodland Road at the bottom. The house on the left is the last in the row of Willow Terrace, later number 82 and now rebuilt. Jasper Passage may just be seen, and then the start of the row originally called St John’s Villas, now numbers 80-62. The height of the Crystal Palace bears down on the three roads: Woodland Road, Jasper Road and Farquhar Road. The pinnacles on the Upper level Crystal Palace station can be picked out in the centre of the huge central hall of the Palace and are not shown in the earlier photo – presumably because the station had not then been built.

This later photo below, again date unknown but possibly taken by Zola during his sojourn in Upper Norwood, is a view along Woodland Hill showing Woodland Road at the bottom.

This third photo is again date and photographer unknown but I suggest it is later than the previous photograph as the trees and bushes are larger. All three were taken before the advent of the primary school, initially called Woodland Road Elementary School, now Paxton Primary school.

 

 

Woodland Road in 1895 OS Map

Woodland Road in the 1950s

Woodland Road in 1951 OS Map

Woodland Road in the 1970s

Woodland Road in 1970

House numbering

It is fascinating to see the change wrought by numbering the whole street from the top of the hill, rather than  by groups of cottages, some numbered in one direction and some in the other.

The buildings at the lower end of Woodland Road have now all been replaced by flats, some in tall blocks and others smaller. There are two small cottages below Plummers Cottages, which may be the remaining end of Victoria Cottages, now numbers 112-114.

 

Architecture
Woodland Road in the 1920s

View of Woodland Road and the Crystal Palace 1920

The Eastern Side of Woodland Road Courtesy of J. Harrison (2019)

 

Woodland Road in 1968

 

Woodland Road in the 1960s – possibly Lambeth Archives

 

Significant Street Buildings

    Paxton Primary School (Woodland Elementary School) (1882)

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Social History
House No. Street Inhab. Y/N Forename Surname Relation to Head Marital Status Age Sex Rank, Porfession or Occupation Where Born: Place Where Born: County Where Born: Country
4 Woodland Road Y Mary A Ballard Wife Married 32 F Aforge? England
2 Woodland Road Y George  L Blizzard Head Married 21 M Brick maker Northolt Middlesex England
6 Woodland Road Y Charles Ballard lodger Married 28 M Brick maker Nottingham England
7 Woodland Road Y Robert Smith lodger Un 81 M Brick maker Nottingham England
4 Woodland Road Y George Hinsley Head Married 80 M bricklayer Leicestershire England
2 Woodland Road Y James McDonald lodger Married 36 M Bricklayer Birmingham England
3 Woodland Road Y John Andrews Head Married 27 M Bricklayers labourer Croydon Surrey England
3 Woodland Road Y Daniel Gibling Head Married 40 M Bricklayers labourer Galway Ireland England
4 Woodland Road Y George Plummer Head Married 43 M Carpenter Sussex England
6 Woodland Road Y William Money lodger Un 87 M Carter Susex England
1 Woodland Road Y Charles Towler Head Married 45 M Carter? Norfolk England
7 Woodland Road Y William Tappenden Head Married 86 M corndealer Kennington London England
5 Woodland Road Y Thomas Terry Son Single 16 M Crystal Palace London Norwood Surrey England
6 Woodland Road Y William Terry Son Single 19 M Crystal Palace London Norwood Surrey England
1 Woodland Road Y Charles Tappenden Son Single       16 15 M Crystal Palace London? Surrey England
7 Woodland Road Y James Terry Son Single 24 M Crystal Palace LondonNorwood Surrey England
5 Woodland Road Y James D Swinard Lodger Single 25 M decorator Southampton England
5 Woodland Road Y William Cartwright Head Married 62 M Employed at Crystal palace Middx London England
3 Woodland Road Y William Terry Head Married 50 M Gardener Worth Sussex England
5 Woodland Road Y Joseph Hayward lodger Single 15 M Grocers assistant London England
7 Woodland Road Y Annie M Bedwell Head Widow? 36 F House keeper London Middlesex England
6 Woodland Road Y Ellon? Dyke lodger Married 28 M labourer Hammersmith England
2 Woodland Road Y John Baton Head Married 47 M Landeay? Derby England
2 Woodland Road Y Elizabeth Lacey Widow Married 28 F Monthly nurse New Bridge Ireland
1 Woodland Road Y Mary Hicks Widow Married 61 F needle woman Norwood Surrey England
3 Woodland Road Y Jane Towler Wife Married 26 F needle woman Ingrave Essex England
5 Woodland Road Y Frances Allnor Wife Married 33 M needle woman Wokingham Berkshire England
1 Woodland Road Y Charles Allnor Head Married 35 M ostler at ? Farm Camberwell Surrey England
6 Woodland Road Y Henry J. Harderson lodger Single 20 M painter Middlesex England
4 Woodland Road Y Terance Chaix Head Single 26 M printer Gloucestershire England
5 Woodland Road Y John A Cartwright Son Married 31 M Railway signal man? France
1 Woodland Road Y Julia Plummer Daughter Single 7 F scholar Kent England
1 Woodland Road Y Annie Plummer Daughter Single 9 F scholar Sussex England
1 Woodland Road Y Emma Plummer Daughter Single 10 F scholar Sussex England
5 Woodland Road Y Maria Andrews Daughter Single 7 F scholar Wandsworth Surrey England
6 Woodland Road Y Mary H Terry Daughter Single 3 F scholar Norwood Surrey England
6 Woodland Road Y Elizabeth Terry Daughter Single 11 F scholar Norwood Surrey England
2 Woodland Road Y Walter Plummer Son Single 4 M scholar Middlesex England
6 Woodland Road Y George H Plummer Son Single       16 13 M scholar Sussex England
3 Woodland Road Y Charles Towler Son Single 5 M scholar Surrey England
4 Woodland Road Y John Gibling Son Single 8 M scholar London England
4 Woodland Road Y Robert J Bedwell Son Single 11 M scholar London Middlesex England
4 Woodland Road Y John Terry Son Single 6 M scholar Norwood Surrey England
7 Woodland Road Y Joshua Biddle Visitor Single 7 M scholar Sussex England
7 Woodland Road Y Edwin Biddle Visitor Single 11 M scholar Hillingdon? England
1 Woodland Road Y Elizabeth Plummer Daughter Single 0.666 F Norwood Surrey England
4 Woodland Road Y Eliza Blizzard Daughter 7 F Norwood Surrey England
5 Woodland Road Y Clara Bedwell Daughter Single 2 F London Middlesex England
6 Woodland Road Y Annie Terry Daughter Single 0.33 F Norwood Surrey England
1 Woodland Road Y Mary Plummer Wife Married 45 F Sussex England
2 Woodland Road Y Elizabeth Tappenden Wife Married 84 F Shawdon Essex England
2 Woodland Road Y Elizabeth Hinsley Wife Married 24 F Lincolnshire England
3 Woodland Road Y Elizabeth Blizzard Wife Married 21 F Northolt Middlesex England
4 Woodland Road Y Sarah Dyke wife Married 21 F Northolt Middlesex England
5 Woodland Road Y Elizabeth Baton Wife Married 47 F Suffolk England
5 Woodland Road Y Louisa Andrews Wife Married 26 F Somerset England
5 Woodland Road Y Mary Terry Wife Married 49 F Worth Sussex England
6 Woodland Road Y Emma Cartwright Wife Married 32 F Sussex England
7 Woodland Road Y Sarah McDonald Wife Married 36 F Woolwich Kent England
1 Woodland Road Y Ann Cartwright Wife Married 62 F France
2 Woodland Road Y Mary Gibling Wife Married 44 F New Bridge Ireland
3 Woodland Road Y Frederick Cartwright Grandson Single 2 M Surrey England
2 Woodland Road Y Holldrs Hinsley Son Single 0.5 M Norwood Surrey England
2 Woodland Road Y James Towler Son Single 3 M Norfolk England
3 Woodland Road Y Stephen Towler Son Single 0.33 M Norwood Surrey England
4 Woodland Road Y Hinsy? W Bedwell Son Single 7 M London Middlesex England
7 Woodland Road Y Charles J McDonald Son Single 0.8333 M Dover Kent England
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Age profile
1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911
Under 5 10 92 77 28 64 75
5 to 15 16 106 122 97 148 147
16 to 21 6 57 48 76 69 62
22 to 30 10 129 85 87 124 97
31 to 40 9 91 91 71 116 129
41 to 50 8 50 54 61 69 81
51 to 60 0 36 38 39 57 55
61 to 70 3 15 20 28 42 30
71 to 80 0 2 7 15 15 25
Over 80 5 1 0 1 5 5
Total 67 579 542 503 709 706
Average age 27.31 24.68 26.00 30.30 29.25 29.55
Gender
Male 40 265 224 222 336 352
Female 27 314 318 281 374 354
total 67 579 542 503 710 706
Male 59.7% 45.8% 41.3% 44.1% 47.4% 49.9%
Female 40.3% 54.2% 58.7% 55.9% 52.8% 50.1%
Households
No. of households 13 135 107 125 183 172
Female householders 1 32 17 29 52 47
Place of birth
Antigua 2
At sea
Australia 2 6 1 1
Austria 1
Barbados
Belgium 2 1 4
Belize
Canada 3 2
Ceylon 4
China 1
East Indies 4
England 63 521 498 465 667 669
France 2 3 2 1 4 2
Germany 1 2 7 9 7
Greece
Grenada
Guyana 1
Holland 1 1
India 8 8 2 4
Iraq
Ireland 2 19 10 3 7 6
Isle of Man 1
Italy 2 1
Jamaica
Japan 1
Jersey 1
Malta
not recorded 1
Romania
Russia 2
Scotland 7 11 8 8 3
South Africa 1 2 1 1 1
St Helena 2
Sweden 1
Switzerland 1 1
Turkey 1
USA 1 1 2
Wales 3 4 5 3
West Indies 1
Total 67 579 542 503 710 706
Occupations 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911
Accountant 1
Actors and Actresses 1 2 1
Agents 2 2 2 1 3
Amusement attendent 2
Army – Corporals and Captains etc 4 1 1 1
Artist and sculptor 1 3
Auctioneers 1
Authoress 1
Baker 2 3 1 2
Bandmaster 1
Bankers & Bank clerks 4 4 4 1
Barmaid 1 2
Barman 2
Barristers 3
Blacksmiths 1 3
Book folder 1
Bookkeeper 2 1
Bookstall Mamager and Assistant 1 2
Bootmaker 3 1 1 2 1
Bricklayers 4 16 7 3 8 3
Brickmakers 3
Builder 3 3 3
Butcher 1 1 1 3 3
Butler 1
Buyer 1
Cab proprietor 1
Cabinet maker 1 1 1
Cabinet salesman 1
Caretaker 1 1
Carman 4 4 5 2
Carpenters and joiners 1 13 9 11 8 12
Carriage and van builder 2
Carters 2
Cashier 2
Cattle Dealer 1
Cellarman 1
Cellarman 1
Cellarman 2 1
Charwomen 4 1 1 2 4
Chauffeur 1
Cheesemonger 1 1
Chemists 3
Chimney sweep 1
Clerk 4 11 14 13 13
Coach builder 1
Coach builder 1
Coachman 2 3 2
Coal Porter 1
Colporter – Christian 1
Commercial agent 1
Commercial traveller 2 2
Compositer 1 2 1
Conjurer and ventriloquist 1
Cooks & Chefs 8 4 5 4 2
Cordwainer 2
Corn dealer 1
Cowman 2
Crystal Palace employees 5 1 4 5 7 9
Decorator 1 1 1
Dental assistant 1
Diaryman 1 1 1
Domestic Servants 27 37 20 21 14
Drapers and assistants 1 1 3
Draughtsman 1
Dressmaker 10 9 10 19 14
Dyer 1 1 1
Electrican 1
Engineer 2 1 2 6 3
Errand boy 6 1 4 1 7
Farm Bailiff 2
Farm labourers 3
Farrier 2
Fencer 1 1 1
Fishmongers and assistants 1 2 9 2
Florist 3 5 3
Footballers –  professionlas CPFC 4
Fruit and green buyer 1
Furnace stoker 1
Furnisher 1
Gardener 1 9 7 5 11 8
Gas fitter 1 1 2 2 2
Gas Lamplighter 1
Geneologist 1
General dealer 1
Glazier 1
Glove Machinist 1
Goldsmith 1
Governess 1 1 2
Greengrocers and assistants 1 12
Grocer 1 1
Grocer’s assistant 1 1 3 3
Groom and stablemen 2 3
Gunmaker 1
Gymnast 4
Hairdressers and assistants 1 3 1 4
Hammerman (railwy worker) 1
Harness and saddlemaker 1 3 1 1
Hoisier and hatter’s assistant 1 1
0 Hosier 2
Housekeeper 1 1 12 1
Inspector for Board of Agriculture 1
Inspector for RSPCA 1
Insurance worker 1
Investigator of occult science 1
Ironmonger 1
Ivory turner 1
Jeweller and assistants 1 1
Journalist 1
Labourer 1 17 5 5 9 27
Lady’s maid 3
Laundry workers/ & Laudresses 1 12 4 8 9 7
Leather goods manufacturer 1
Letter Carrier 1
Letter carrier 1 2
Librarian 1
Lift attendent 1
Lodging housekeeper 11 5 8 7
Machine braider 1
Magistrate 1
Malt Factor 1
Managers and manageresses 1 1 2 3
Mantle buyer 1
Masseuse 1
Matron 1
Maufacturer 1
Merchant 1
Messenger 1 2 1
Miliners and assistants 2 3
Milkmen and mlk carriers 2 3 2 7 8
Model maker 1
Money Taker 1
Monthly nurse 2 1
Motor works – apprentice 1
Musican 1 1 1 2
Navy 1
Needleworkers 3 1 3 1 1 3
Newsagent 1
Night watchmen 1
Nurse 1 4 5 1 1 2
Nursemaid 2
Ostler 1 1
Packer 1
Painter and decorators 1 2 1 2 9
Paperhanger 2 2 2 3
Pedlar 1
Photographer 1 1 1
Piano Tuner 1 1
Plasterer 1
Plumbers 2 4 1 7 5
Policeman 1 5
Porter 2 1 2 3 6
Postmen 1 2 3 2
Poulterer 1 1
Printer 1 3 2
Professor of Music 1 1
Programme seller 1
Provision dealer 1
Provision merchant 1 1
Publisher 1
Publisher’s representatives 1
Railway workers 1 2 4 7 5 9
Riding Instructor 1
Saddler 1
Sailor 1
Salesmen and saleswomen 1 2
Salvation Army captains  & cadets 13
Scaffolder 1
School teachers 1 2 5 6 7
Science artist 2
Seamstress 1 1
Secretary 1 1
Shipman 1
Shirtmakers 3
Shoemakers 6 1 1
Shop workers 1 1 5 8
Shopkeeper 1
Sign writer 1
Smith 2
Solicitors and soliciotrs clerks 3
Stallkeeper 1
Steward 1
Stock Exchange 1
Stockman 1
Stoker 1 2
Storehouseman 1
Surveyor 1
Swimmer 1
Tailor 1 1 3 2
Tailors’s merchaant 1
Tea dealer 1
Telegraphist 2
Theatre Manager 1
Timber merchant 1
Tobacconist 1
Tram conductor 1
Traveller 1
Turner and assistants 1
Upholsters 2 1 1 5 2
Verger 1 1
Waiter & waiteress 4 2 1
Warehouseman 1 1 1
Washer 1
Watchmakers 2
Weather Inspector 1
Wheelwright 1 1
White Smith 1 1 1
Window cleaner 2
Wine merchant 1 1
Writer 1
1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911

 

Residents

    Davies, William Charles (1881-1962)

    Lived at 60 Woodland Road Bill Davies lived at 60 Woodland Road in 1911 as a boarder, along with two other Crystal Palace players, A Hatton and J W Williams. Davies was born in Newtown. He was the first CPFC player to be capped when he played for Wales …


    Helyer Family – Woodland Road

    Hugh Helyar (Helyer) was born in West Coke, Somerset in 1843 to Thomas and Ellen Helyar. Thomas was a weaver and Ellen a glover. In 1851 the family was living at 8 Parish Lane, West Coke. Hugh became a cordwainer and we next hear of him when he married …


    Holyoake, William (1834-1894)

    Lived at 30 Woodland Road In 1891 William Holyoake was a boarder at no 30 Woodland Road. The head of this household was William J Goodwin (1849-1928). Holyoake was born in Birmingham in 1834. He was the ninth of eleven children, the son of George Holyo …


    Limpus, Alban Brownlow (1878-1941)

    Lived at 1 Woodland Road Alban was the son of the Reverend Henry F. and Agnes M Browlow of Primrose Hill. He attended Merchant Taylor’s School but left in 1892 to join the merchant navy and by 1895 was a midshipman in the Royal Navy Reserve. He was the …


    Webb, John Henry (1854-1893)

      Lived at 34 Woodland Road John Henry Webb (1854-1893) was a rival of Alfred Nixon (see Rockmount Road residents). In 1881 he and his family were living at 9 Florence Villas, Woodland Road (now 34 Woodland Road). He was born in Acton.[1] John Hen …


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