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 Useful Links 

Below are some useful links and area information:

 

UpMyStreet

Provides a range of information including council tax bands, property prices and the performance of council services for towns in the UK.
www.upmystreet.com/

 

 

Land Registry house prices & property valuations

Free and instant house valuations on any property in the UK. Access to Land Registry data to find the price paid for any house sold.
www.mouseprice.com/

 

Housing Benefit General information

If you're on a low income, whether you're working or not, and need financial help to pay all or part of your rent, you may be able to get Housing Benefit. Find out more, including who is eligible and how to claim.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/On_a_low_income/DG_10018926

Local Councils
A range of information on London boroughs from a brief history on London government to other useful links
http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/

London Borough of Lewisham
Town Hall
Catford SE6 4RU
Main Switchboard Number: 020 8314 6000 (24 hours)
http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/

National Rail
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

The Tube
Tube Travel
http://www.tfl.gov.uk

Buses
Bus travel
http://www.transportforlondon.gov.uk/buses/index.shtml

 

Lewisham and Catford

Lewisham, which lies south-west of Greenwich, has its roots firmly in the past.  It was mentioned in the Doomsday book as a large village and remained this way until the 1840's when the arrival of the railway transformed it into a new commuter suburb. Lewisham today is a vibrant area and, with the arrival of the DLR,  has seen its prospects greatly enhanced.

Trains
Lewisham & St John's (London Bridge - 14 mins, Charing Cross - 18 mins) Ladywell, Catford, Catford Bridge
Docklands Light Railway at Lewisham & Elverson Rd.

Central Lewisham
The most sought after areas in this location are the flats and houses running down from Blackheath to Lewisham or those immediately east of the centre of Lewisham.

Many of Lewisham's best properties were destroyed in World War II although some survive on the slopes down from Blackheath. These range from one-bedroom flats up to large four-storey Victorian houses.

Brockley
Surrounding Hilly Fields Park is the Brockley Conservation area. Some of the most spacious flats and houses in Lewisham are found along these tree-lined streets.They range from one-bedroom flats up to eight-bedroom houses, some of which have gardens up to 150ft in length and command spectacular views across London.

Ladywell
This area lies to the south and east of Hilly Fields and has a mixture of Victorian and 1930's houses. Due to its proximity to Lewisham centre, it is a much sought after residential location.

Catford
Catford is a fast improving area between Lewisham and Bromley. Catford owes much of its vast Victorian stock of houses to one man, Archibald Corbett. He was a Scotsman who bought almost 300 acres of then virgin land to build thousands of new homes, laying out roads in a strict, grid like pattern. Catford today has its own shopping centre and two mainline railway stations. Properties range from three to six-bedroom houses although many of the larger properties have now  been converted into flats.

New Cross and Deptford

With great transport links into Canary Wharf and central London Deptford has seen considerable regeneration in recent years. New developments such as Deals Gateway and the riverside development at Millennium Quay mix with established Victorian houses and council homes.

Trains
New Cross & New Cross Gate, Deptford (London Bridge - 6 mins, Charing Cross and Canon St)
Docklands Light Railway at Deptford Bridge, Elverson Rd
Tube links from New Cross & New Cross Gate to central London

New Cross
A notorious haunt of highwaymen in the past, New Cross today retains plenty of character and has undergone extensive development and regeneration. South of New Cross Rd there are imposing Victorian houses.

Deptford
This area has as much history associated with it as its more illustrious neighbour, Greenwich. For example, Sir Francis  Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh (who was  knighted here by Elizabeth I) both set sail on their most famous voyages from  "Deep Ford", as it was then known. Deptford Broadway is also the site of Lewisham Borough's only battle when, in 1497, two thousand Cornishmen were killed during an uprising.

St John's and Brookmill Conservation Areas
Between Lewisham and Deptford is this highly sought after conservation area benefiting from good rail links into central London (St John's station and Elverson Rd DLR). There is a variety of Victorian houses and conversion flats, ranging from small workmen's cottages to three or four-storey houses. This area is in great demand due to its location and character.

Telegraph Hill Conservation Area
Between New Cross Rd and  Brockley and Nunhead is this highly sought after Conservation area. There is a variety of Victorian houses and conversion flats and properties in the south command superb views of London.

Hatcham Park Conservation Area
Located to the north of the Telegraph Hill Conservation area, houses here tend to be smaller in comparison. Three-bedroom Victorian terraced cottages are common with slightly larger four and five-bedroom houses available in Billington Rd. There is a mix of modern builds and Victorian conversions giving this area a wealth of character and diversity.