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Corbett Houses in Forest Hill
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roz


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Post: #1
30-06-2009 05:44 PM

Hi, this may be one for Mr Steve Grindlay or similar folk with expertise. I have been told that the 1930s houses in Ewelme Road are ' Corbett ' houses as are the ones on Dovercourt Road, near Peckham Rye, however the only references I can find to Archibald Corbett in south London are around Catford and Hither Green and that they were largely late Victorian.

Is my source seriously mistaken? I'd be interested to hear either way. Thanks in advance for any information.

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gingernuts


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Post: #2
30-06-2009 06:00 PM

I'm no expert, but I dont think Corbett houses are 1930's in style. Where did you get this information Roz?

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sydenhamcentral


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01-07-2009 04:57 PM

All I know is that he was Scottish MP who built houses (lots around Catford which are Victorian) and died in around 1933.

No relation to Ronnie.

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stevegrindlay


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01-07-2009 10:08 PM

I don't think they can be "Corbett" houses, Roz. There is a fairly detailed study of his work and it makes no mention of houses in Forest Hill. A. Cameron Corbett (as he's usually known) was a builder between 1877 and 1914, building all but two of his estates north of the Thames, mostly in Essex. His estates were large, in the region of 100 acres each. South of the river there are just two recorded, at Hither Green and Eltham.


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