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Catford information

The area

Approximately 8 miles from central London, Catford is n the southern edge of the Borough of Lewisham, bordering the Bromley Borough. It is a fast improving area and 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, providing excellent train links into central london. The area is looked at as representing great value for money.

Property types
The North of Catford is mainly made up of Victorian properties along roads such as Blythe Hill, Ravensbourne Road, Canadian Avenue and the Corbett estate. The Southern area of Bellingham becomes a little more denseley populated with more modern 1960's and 1970's housing stock. In the wide roads of Bellingham Estate you'll find 1930's semi-detached houses with large gardens - an area much sought after.

Transport links

Catford Bridge: 20mins to Charing Cross
Catford: 20-22 mins to Blackfriars

DLR from Lewisham: Services to Canary Wharf, Bank, Tower Hill, Woolwich and Stratford International

Southeastern: South Eastern Railway
DLR: tfl


Primary Schools
Holy Cross Roman Catholic Primary School
Rushey Green Primary School
Holbeach Primary School
Rathfern Primary School
Athelney Primary School

Secondary Schools
Conisborough College
Forest Hill School
Sedghill School
Trinity Church of England School

Please click on the link below for all the latestOfsted reports.