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Central Hill Estate

Tree-lined housing estate on the ridge of Central Hill, incorporating open spaces, views over London, gardens and sense of community.


Ted Hollamby/Rosemary Stjernstedt



Corner of Central Hill and Vicars Oak Road (next to Gipsy Hill Police Station) SE19 1DT

Sun 10am-5pm. Hourly guided tours. Talk on Ted Hollamby, discussion on top-down regeneration (see online entry).

Gipsy Hill, Crystal Palace

3, 322, 417, 450, 202

  • Architect on site
  • Free parking

CENTRAL HILL ESTATE In 1970 a œ3 million contract was awarded to John Laing Construction for 374 houses and flats to be built in a low-rise scheme, designed by Edward Hollamby. Homes were to be arranged in terraces, sometimes stepped, to take advantage of the views across London. This was to become Central Hill Estate. At the time the estate was Lambeth_s newest and biggest housing estate. The estate gave residents a play area, and grassed squares. It also provided nurses from Croydon hospital with a much-needed hostel.