Brixton Hill

Brixton Hill is the name given to a 2/3 mi section of road between Brixton and Streatham Hill in south London, England.wikipedia
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Brixton Hill is the name given to a 2/3 mi section of road between Brixton and Streatham Hill in south London, England.
The location is unknown but is thought to be at the top of Brixton Hill, at a road known at the time as Bristow or Brixton Causeway, long before any settlement in the area.

A23 road

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Brixton Hill and Streatham Hill form part of the traditional main London to Brighton road (A23).

London to Brighton Way

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The road follows the line of a Roman Road, the London to Brighton Way, which diverges from Stane Street near Kennington, and led south from the capital, Londinium, to a port on the south coast.
The road branched from Stane Street at or near Kennington Park and has become the line of the modern A23 road for several miles through south London, followed by Brixton Road, Brixton Hill, Streatham Hill, Streatham High Road and London Road, Streatham, then the A235 road on London Road nearer to Croydon.

London Borough of Lambeth

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The name Brixton Hill has subsequently been given to the residential areas on both sides of the road, and since 2002, it has also been the name of an electoral ward of the London Borough of Lambeth.
In between are the developed and inner-city districts of Brixton, Brixton Hill, Streatham Hill, Clapham, Clapham Park, Herne Hill, Stockwell, Tulse Hill and Kennington, each at different stages of gentrification with suburban and urban elements.

Trams in London

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From 1891 until the 1950s Brixton Hill was served by a regular London tram service; it was cable-drawn until 1904 when it was replaced by a conventional electric tram.
In 1884, a cable tram was introduced for Highgate Hill, the first cable tramway in Europe, which was followed by a second cable line to draw trams up Brixton Hill to Streatham.

Edward Petherick

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*Edward Petherick, Australian bookseller and bibliophile lived at Yarra Yarra 30 Brixton Hill.
By 1886 Petherick was living in Brixton Hill and working on the catalogue of the York Gate Library, which was published that year as Catalogue of the York Gate Library formed by Mr S. William Silver: An Index to the Literature of Geography, Maritime and Inland Discovery, Commerce and Colonisation.

George William Rusden

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George William Rusden was a frequent visitor when writing his books History of Australia and History of New Zealand.
Rusden made great use of the library of Edward Petherick even staying for weeks at the latter's home in Brixton Hill, London, where the book collection was stored.

Streatham

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Brixton Hill is the name given to a 2/3 mi section of road between Brixton and Streatham Hill in south London, England.

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Brixton Hill is the name given to a 2/3 mi section of road between Brixton and Streatham Hill in south London, England.

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Brixton Hill is the name given to a 2/3 mi section of road between Brixton and Streatham Hill in south London, England.

Roman roads

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The road follows the line of a Roman Road, the London to Brighton Way, which diverges from Stane Street near Kennington, and led south from the capital, Londinium, to a port on the south coast.

Stane Street (Chichester)

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The road follows the line of a Roman Road, the London to Brighton Way, which diverges from Stane Street near Kennington, and led south from the capital, Londinium, to a port on the south coast.

Londinium

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The road follows the line of a Roman Road, the London to Brighton Way, which diverges from Stane Street near Kennington, and led south from the capital, Londinium, to a port on the south coast.

Causeway

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Prior to the late 19th century, the road was known as Brixton (or Bristow) Causeway.

Act of Parliament

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On the eastern side of the road, a series of tree-lined open spaces and front gardens make up Rush Common — an area of former common land that, although it is subject to a prohibition on 'erections above the surface of the earth' under an Act of Parliament of 1806, has seen some incursions for building.

Ward (electoral subdivision)

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The name Brixton Hill has subsequently been given to the residential areas on both sides of the road, and since 2002, it has also been the name of an electoral ward of the London Borough of Lambeth.

London County Council Tramways

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Another surviving tram shed, which can still be seen near the junction of Brixton Hill with Christchurch Road, was designed by London County Council Tramways' architect G. Topham Forest, and had a capacity of 30 trams.

Arthur Pember

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He grew up in the Brixton Hill and Clapham Park suburbs of London.

Edmund Ronalds

For most of his childhood the family lived at Brixton Hill but they returned to Islington in 1839 and resided at the east end of Canonbury Place.

Tyrone Berry

Born in Brixton, London, Berry went to primary school at Corpus Christi Catholic Primary school on Brixton Hill, and attended St. Thomas the Apostle College on the border between Nunhead and Peckham.

William Collingwood Smith

William Collingwood Smith (10 December 1815 Greenwich - 15 March 1887 Brixton Hill), was a noted English watercolourist.

Tulse Hill

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Mercy Cressingham eventually married Dr Thomas Edwards, who took the initiative in buying extra land to make an access from Brixton Hill in 1814 and laying out two new roads, Lower Tulse Hill Road (now known simply as Tulse Hill) and Upper Tulse Hill Road (now Upper Tulse Hill), by 1821.

Strand School

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The threat of withdrawal of grant support caused the LCC to undertake to provide new buildings in Elm Park, between Tulse Hill and Brixton Hill in South London.

June Whitfield

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She then continued to study secretarial skills at Pitman's College, Brixton Hill.