Penge

Penge is a district of south-east London, England, in the London Borough of Bromley.wikipedia
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Sydenham, London

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Penge Lane was the road from Penge to Sydenham which is now named St John's Road and Newlands Park Road. Penge is served by many Transport for London bus routes, connecting it with areas including Beckenham, Bromley, Catford, Central London, Croydon, Crystal Palace, Dulwich, Lewisham, Orpington, Peckham, Shirley, West Wickham and Sydenham.
Today Sydenham is a diverse area, with a population of 28,378 (2011 census) and borders Forest Hill, Dulwich, Crystal Palace, Penge, Beckenham, Catford and Bellingham.

Murder of Harriet Staunton

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In 1875 Frederick Hunt murdered his wife and children, then in 1877 a wealthy heiress, Harriet Staunton, together with her infant son, was starved to death by her husband and his associates.
The Murder of Harriet Staunton took place in the London suburb of Penge in April 1877.

London Borough of Bromley

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Penge is a district of south-east London, England, in the London Borough of Bromley.
Other smaller suburban areas include Anerley and nearby Crystal Palace; and Penge.

Betts Park

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There is a remnant at the northern corner of Betts Park, Anerley.
Betts Park is a public park in Penge, London Borough of Bromley, in London, England.

Battersea

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Penge formed a part of the parish of Battersea, with the historic county boundary between Kent and Surrey forming its eastern boundary.
The former parish of Battersea included, in a detached part, a few hundred acres at Penge (and/or Crystal Palace)."The borough dates from the London Government Act of 1899, and includes the greater part of the original ecclesiastical parish of St. Mary Battersea. Under the same Act Penge, formerly a hamlet of Battersea, was constituted a separate urban district...the curious anomalies of [Battersea's] local government led to its formation as a separate urban district and its transfer to the county of Kent in 1900. Penge was a wooded district, over which the tenants of Battersea Manor had common of pasture."

Penge Common

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The London and Croydon Canal was built across Penge Common along what is now the line of the railway through Penge West railway station, deviating to the south before Anerley railway station.
Penge Common was an area of north east Surrey and north west Kent which now forms part of London, England; covering most of Penge, all of Anerley, and parts of surrounding suburbs including South Norwood.

Penge Urban District

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Accordingly, an Order in Council transferred the hamlet to Kent in 1900, constituting it as Penge Urban District.
It included the settlements of Penge, Anerley and part of Crystal Palace.

County of London

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The Local Government Act 1888 abolished the Metropolitan Board, with its area becoming the County of London.
These included the loss of the Alexandra Park exclave to Middlesex, gaining South Hornsey in return, and the transfer of Penge to Kent.

Penge, Limpopo

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The largest amosite mine in the world, in South Africa, was named Penge apparently because one of the British directors thought the two areas were similar in appearance.
Mabulane, alternatively known as Penge, is a township in Sekhukhune District Municipality in the Limpopo province of South Africa.

Crystal Palace, London

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Penge is served by many Transport for London bus routes, connecting it with areas including Beckenham, Bromley, Catford, Central London, Croydon, Crystal Palace, Dulwich, Lewisham, Orpington, Peckham, Shirley, West Wickham and Sydenham.
It is contiguous with Anerley, Dulwich Wood, Gipsy Hill, Penge, South Norwood, Sydenham and Upper Norwood.

Beckenham

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Penge is served by many Transport for London bus routes, connecting it with areas including Beckenham, Bromley, Catford, Central London, Croydon, Crystal Palace, Dulwich, Lewisham, Orpington, Peckham, Shirley, West Wickham and Sydenham. (Route 609 was shortened, terminating in Beckenham).
Beckenham is served by several Transport for London buses that link the town with other areas including Bromley, Catford, Chislehurst, Croydon, Crystal Palace, Eltham, Lewisham, Orpington, Penge, West Wickham and Woolwich.

Penge West railway station

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The London and Croydon Canal was built across Penge Common along what is now the line of the railway through Penge West railway station, deviating to the south before Anerley railway station.
The population of Penge was only around 270 at this time, not enough to make the station commercially viable.

Bromley

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Penge is served by many Transport for London bus routes, connecting it with areas including Beckenham, Bromley, Catford, Central London, Croydon, Crystal Palace, Dulwich, Lewisham, Orpington, Peckham, Shirley, West Wickham and Sydenham. It lies west of Bromley and north east of Croydon, and is located 7.1 mi southeast of Charing Cross.
These connect Bromley with areas including Beckenham, Bexleyheath, Biggin Hill, Catford, Chislehurst, Croydon, Crystal Palace, Eltham, Grove Park, Lewisham, New Addington, Orpington, Penge, Sidcup, West Wickham and Westerham.

Free Watermen and Lightermen's Almshouses

The Free Watermen and Lightermen's Almshouses (generally known as the Royal Watermen's Almshouses) on Beckenham Road / Penge High Street, Penge, Kent, (now London Borough of Bromley) were built in 1840–1841 to designs by the architect George Porter by the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the City of London for retired company freemen and their widows.

London Government Act 1899

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However, the London Government Act 1899 subsequently made provision for Penge to be removed from the County of London and annexed to either Surrey or Kent.
Penge was a detached part of the parish of Battersea, several miles from its parent parish, administered by the Lewisham District Board, and on the edge of the county of London as created in 1889.

Dulwich (UK Parliament constituency)

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From 1885, the Hamlet of Penge was part of the Dulwich parliamentary constituency, which was then in Surrey, and remained in that seat until 1918, when it was transferred to the new Bromley constituency.
1885-1918: The wards of Camberwell and Dulwich, and the hamlet of Penge.

Penge East railway station

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Penge East and Kent House have frequent Southeastern services to London Victoria, Bromley South and Orpington.
Penge East railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving part of the Penge and Sydenham areas in the London Borough of Bromley, south London.

Kent House railway station

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Penge East and Kent House have frequent Southeastern services to London Victoria, Bromley South and Orpington.
Kent House railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving part of the Penge and Beckenham areas in the London Borough of Bromley, south London.

Crystal Palace pneumatic railway

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The Crystal Palace pneumatic railway, which ran underground between the Sydenham and Penge entrances to Crystal Palace Park, operated for a short while but proved not to be economically viable.
The tunnel ran for 600 yd between the Sydenham and Penge entrances to the park, and had to negotiate a difficult bend along the line.

London Buses route 12

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On 25 October 1986, the route was reduced to operate only between Penge and East Acton.

St John the Evangelist, Penge

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St John the Evangelist's Church, Penge (pictured right) in Beckenham Road, was built in 1850 to designs by Edwin Nash & J. N. Round.
Saint John the Evangelist is the Church of England parish church of Penge, Kent (now the London Borough of Bromley), in the Diocese of Rochester, Greater London.

Anerley

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There is a remnant at the northern corner of Betts Park, Anerley.

Lewisham West and Penge (UK Parliament constituency)

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Since the 2010 general election, Penge has formed part of the Lewisham West and Penge constituency.
Its ambit also includes some of the Crystal Palace and Sydenham Hill (the park and site of the palace itself is on the intersection of five boroughs) and the nearby areas of Anerley and Penge.

Rumpole of the Bailey

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*Horace Rumpole, a barrister known as "Rumpole of the Bailey", frequently tells others of his greatest triumph, winning an acquittal in the Penge Bungalow Murders "alone and without a leader."
Rumpole is proud of his successful handling of the Penge Bungalow Murders "alone and without a leader" (that is, as a "junior" barrister without a QC) early in his career and of his extensive knowledge of bloodstains and typewriters.