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Spotlight on Catford

Catford is located eight miles south-east of central London and currently has a population of over 15,000 people according to the 2011 census.

It is in Zone 3 and its nearest stations are Catford and Catford Bridge so it’s easily commutable to central London and Canary Wharf.

Catford is a mainly residential area with a great range of Victorian and Edwardian houses, many have been converted into flats.

The Corbett estate is much cherished with a strong community spirit and is named after Archibald Corbett, a builder who in 1896 bought 278 acres of land from the Earl of St Germans and built more than 3,000 houses. Corbett was a Scot, and many of the roads, such as Balloch, Glenfarg and Muirkirk, are named after villages in Scotland. Three-bedroom Victorian terrace houses built by Archibald Corbett start at about £525,000, while his larger four-bedroom houses can sell for as much as £850,000

The most expensive house currently for sale is in Canadian Avenue in the Culverley Green area, the seven-bedroom, 2,841sq ft property is for sale for £950,000, but statistics provided by Zoopla show that the current average value of a house in Catford is £397,854.


Rental amounts for 1 bed properties in this area range from £825 – £1200 per month. However, a three-bedroom property will set you back about £1,300 – £2,200 per month.

Catford is home to a magnificent building, the Broadway Theatre, which was built in 1932. It was known as Lewisham Concert Hall until it was renamed by Queen Elizabeth II as The Broadway in 2001. In its 85 years of existence, it’s been home to some of the greatest names in comedy, music and theatre and has played a vital role in the preserving the community spirit. Today, this building has two auditoriums that seats up to 900 people.

There are a lot of interesting new independent shops near Catford Market and these can be found on many of the secondary streets surrounding the town centre.

There are a few parks in this area, including Mountsfield Park in Brownhill Road which has tennis courts, a bowling green, a bandstand, meadow and ornamental gardens, and good views over Catford to Crystal Palace.

Cyclists (and walkersO can use the Waterlink Way path from Sydenham to the Thames following the rivers Pool and Ravensbourne which runs through Catford.

There are a few state funded primary schools in the area that have been rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted; Holy Cross RC, Brindishe Green and Torridon Infants.

St Dunstan’s College (3 to 18) in Stanstead Road is a popular private school and Major Colfe’s School (co-ed, ages three to 18) in Horn Park Lane in Lee is another popular private option.

The local authority is Lewisham Council and the council tax bands for 2017-18 are £1437.50 (band D) to £2396.10 (band E).

I Am The Agent, the UK's first online estate agent, is currently marketing a 2 bedroom house in the desirable Corbett Estate for £1,300 pcm.

Also check out this fantastic 3-bedroom maisonette for sale in the neighbouring village of Sydenham for £350,000.


Copy courtesy of @homesandproperty @wikipedia

Image courtesy of Zoopla

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