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New Cross

Telgraph Hill is located just south of New Cross in the London Borough of Lewisham. The hill rises to around 30 metres. It was formerly known as Plowed Garlic Hill. It gained its current name from a semaphore telegraph station which was constructed on the summit of the hill circa 1795. The signalling station was one of the points from which news of Wellington's victory at Waterloo was flashed to London. It was removed in 1823.

A large number of artists have studios on the hill, and participate in Telegraph Hill Festival which is held each year in March.

Telegraph Hill
Transport links

Nunhead mainline station:
15 - 17mins to Victoria
23 mins to London Bridge (1 change)
London Overground (from New Cross Gate): Services to Highbury and Islington and Croydon

Southeastern: South Eastern Railway
London Overground: tfl


Primary Schools
John Steiner Community Primary School
Ivydale Primary School
TurnhamPrimary School
St Mary Magdelen's Cotholic Primary School
Edmund Waller Primary School

Secondary Schools
Harris Girls Academy
The St Thomas the Apostle College
Addey and Stanhope School
Deptford Green

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